Heddle Bar Small
Heddle Bar Small
Laser cut from FSC certified bamboo and sanded by hand for a smooth finish.
The Heddle Bar is used to open the shed of the warp, making it easy to slip your needle or shuttle straight through the warp without having to pick over and under each of the warps manually. This works really well for running long lengths of yarn straight across your loom. It can also be used for smaller, more detailed work with geometric shapes etc.
This heddle is designed to work with a single warp spacing, not a double warp (single warp has one thread running through each notch of the loom whereas a double warp has two threads running through each notch of the loom)
Small - 34cm long (13.5")
The small size fits The Lil Sista Loom / The Beginner Loom / Original Large Bamboo Loom (discontinued)
I do not know weather this Heddle Bar will work with any other type/brand of loom. The warp spacing needs to match exactly with the notches of the heddle or it will not work. It also needs to fit exactly inside the frame of the loom in order to rotate properly.
How to use:
Small size with the Lil Sista Loom - works on the portrait side only. You can warp the entire width of the loom.
Small size with the Beginner Loom - you have to miss the first and last notch of the loom when you warp.
Small size with the Original Large Bamboo Loom - warp inside the frame only.
Step 1: Warp your loom with a single warp in every notch
Step 2: Slide the heddle behind the warps with the bars of the heddle on top of the sides of the frame, rotate back and forth to open the warp shed to practice
Step 3: Rotate the Heddle forward and pass the shuttle or needle through the opening
Step 4: Rotate the Heddle backward to open the alternate shed
Step 5: Beat down the last row with your fingers or weaving comb then pass the shuttle or needle through the opening again
I find it best to rotate the heddle before compacting the weaving.
The Heddle Bar can also work with a smaller width of warp on any of these looms.