Tools Day: Texsolv Heddle Round Up

The great thing about Texsolv heddles is that they are easy to move around. If you know how to tie them together, it is simple to add heddles, remove heddles, or switch heddles to different shafts. When I’m getting ready to thread the loom, I get my box of bundled heddles and put it on the cart right beside the loom. Then, I can easily add heddles if needed. And when threading is finished, I tie any unused heddles into bundles and put them in the heddle box, ready for the next project.

Threading complete for alpaca scarves. Texsolv heddles.

Tie Texsolv Heddle Bundles on One Shaft

  • Step 1 Take a cord (I use my choke tie cords) through the heddles below the heddle eyes.

How to remove Texsolv heddles. Tutorial

  • Step 2 Wrap the cord one time around, below the heddle eyes.

Removing Texsolv heddles. How to --

  • Step 3 Cross diagonally up with the cord, and take the cord through the heddles above the heddle eyes.

How to tie up Texsolv heddles.

  • Step 4 Wrap the cord one time around, above the heddle eyes.

Tying up Texsolv heddles to remove them.

  • Step 5 Join the two ends of the cord with a bow knot.

Removing Texsolv heddles after threading is complete.

 

Tie Texsolv Heddle Bundles on More than One Shaft

  • Step 1 Take the cord through the heddles below the heddle eyes, right to left, one shaft at a time, front shaft to back shaft.

Removing Texsolv heddles from multiple shafts.

  • Step 2 Take the end of the cord from the back shaft, and wrap the cord around one time through the heddles, below the heddle eyes, right to left, one shaft at a time, front shaft to back shaft.

Removing Texsolv heddles from multiple shafts.

  • Step 3 Cross diagonally up with the cord, and take the cord through the heddles above the heddle eyes, from right to left, one shaft at a time, front shaft to back shaft.

How to remove Texsolv heddles. Tutorial

  • Steps 4 & 5  Wrap the cord one time around, above the heddle eyes, from right to left, one shaft at a time, front shaft to back shaft. Join the two ends of the cord with a bow knot.

Removing Texsolv heddles. How to --

 

Remove Heddles from Shafts

  • Step 1 Remove shaft pin from the lower shafts, and slip the bottom of the heddles off the shafts. Replace the shaft pin.

Removing Texsolv heddles.

  • Step 2 Remove shaft pin from the upper shafts, and slip the top of the heddles off the shafts. Replace the shaft pin.

Texsolv heddles are easy to move around!

  • Step 3 Place tied heddle bundles in the heddle box. Put the box away, ready for the next project.

Texsolv heddles ready for the next project!

May you always have enough heddles when and where you need them.

Loom dressing,
Karen

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