Monday, February 1, 2016

Heddle Fix

If you look real close you can see I have a safety pen on my heddle bar. Hope this info is helpful.

I know all of us have been there. We have threaded our looms and about four inches in from one side we find we put a thread on shaft one and it should have been on shaft two. Well, here is a way I learned to make a repair heddle that you can use over and over. Just keep it clipped to your loom until needed.
Things needed: scissors, four straight pins, two safety pins, some string and a metal heddle from your loom.

Take your pins and put one on each end and two in the center eye of the metal heddle.


Fold your string in half and slip it onto the safety pin end hole.


Slip this over the pin that is in the metal heddle.

Stretch the string over to the center pins. tie a knot around this first pin,.

Now, tie a know around the next pin. This is the center eye of the heddle you are making.

Go to the other safety pin and go up with one end and down with the other.

Place the safety pin over the pin and pull and tie a knot.


Now you have a repair heddle that you can use over and over. Just hook the two safety pins over your shafts top and bottom bars on your loom.

6 comments:

Dianne said...

Great idea and excellent tutorial, thank you.

Wiebke T said...

danke für den tollen tip--thanks! best winter wishes wiebke

Ann said...

Thanks! Best winter wishes to you too!!!

Vlaďka Cepáková said...

Thank you very much for this idea. I needed something like this a few days ago :-)

Peg Cherre said...

Thanks for the clear directions! I'm gonna make one tomorrow so I have it on hand.

lovethosehandsathome said...

Wonderful help! I'm pinning it so I always know where to find it!