Heddles
Heddle Hed"dle, n.; pl. {Heddles}. [Cf. {Heald}.] (Weaving) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shuttle loom — Shuttle LoomsThe major components of the loom are the warp beam, heddles, harnesses, shuttle, reed and takeup roll. In the loom, yarn processing includes shedding, picking, battening and taking up operations.Shedding. Shedding is the raising of… …   Wikipedia

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  • heddle loom — also called  Heald Loom,         device used in weaving that is characterized by heddles short lengths of wire or flat steel strips used to deflect the warp to either side of the main sheet of fabric. The heddle is considered to be the most… …   Universalium

  • Harness — Har ness ( n[e^]s), n. [OE. harneis, harnes, OF. harneis, F. harnais, harnois; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. harnez old iron, armor, W. haiarn iron, Armor. houarn, Ir. iarann, Gael. iarunn. Cf. {Iron}.] 1. Originally, the complete dress,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heddle — Hed dle, n.; pl. {Heddles}. [Cf. {Heald}.] (Weaving) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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