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Definition of the noun Heddle
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noun - plural: heddles
- A part of a loom. Each of the threads that form a warp passes through an eye in a 'heddle' to allow control of the up and down movement of the threads.
Heddle: A heddle is an integral part of a loom. Each thread in the warp passes through a heddle, which is used to separate the warp threads for the passage of the weft. The typical heddle is made of cord or wire, and is suspended on a shaft of a loom. Each heddle has an eye in the center where the warp is threaded through. As there is one heddle for each thread of the warp, there can be near a thousand heddles used for fine or wide warps. A handwoven tea-towel will generally have between 300 and 400 warp threads, and thus use that many heddles.
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by John A. Beck
The heddle is an important part of the loom, but its size does not impress; so the point of comparison would seem to be its appearance. The heddle had a leather thong or leash that allowed the weaver to manipulate it more easily.
by Dr. (Mrs.) FARIDA P. MINOCHEHERHOMJI
The Heddle is a fiber or metal strand, pierced with a hole (eye), through which a warp yarn strand is threaded. 2. The Harness is an assemblage of Heddles attached to a Harness Frame. A separate Harness is used for each group of warp yarn ...
by Salvatore Gaspa, CŽcile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch
The relations are either part of relations – if the concept is part of a whole as, for instance a heddle is a part of a loom, or generic relations as, for instance 'a type of' relation: twill is a 'type of' a basic weave as is satin and tabby. A chaîne ...
by Paul Joseph
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An ill-poised batten creates great fatigue; and to avoid this, and perform its work effectually, it should be hung ,midway between the heddle and the woven portion of the work. The whole distance between the last woven shoot of the weft, called ...
The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)
In the most common kinds of linau and catgut, it is merely one half, or one link of the common clasped heddle, and is stretched upon a single shaft of wood. These , in the figures, are distinguished by the numerals 1 and 2. By inspection it will be ...
by Sir David Brewster
In general, for the coarser kinds of cross weaving, the common linked or clasped heddle is employed; and the difference...
Besides the heddle, a second apparatus similar to it is used ; and this, whether with or without a bead, receives and ...
An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A Johnston
The warp was made up of hanging strings held at the bottom by doughnut- shaped weights, and the weaver used a heddle stick to lift the warp threads. The heddle stick had strings (heddles) that were attached to alternating warp threads.
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The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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