Heddle Counting Made Easier

There's several ways to make it easy to count heddles. Here's how I do it. I put a safety pin on the heddle bar between groups of 10 heddles. I then tie a small piece of string on the pins to make them more visible (this is optional). One with a different color on it (in this case yellow) marks the center.

Another way is to distinguish every 10th heddle by marking it with permanent markers,  paint or nail polish in a bright color somewhere on the heddle. The reason I don't do that is because I  found myself needing to move heddles from one shaft to another and after a while they tended to get all mixed up which rendered that system useless.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you use my idea,  I'd love to hear about it!

Heddle Counting Made Easy