: one of the sets of parallel cords or wires that with their mounting compose the harness used to guide warp threads in a loom
Examples of heddle in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebConsider a dress that turns traditional looming heddles into whooshing sequins that shimmied and whirred as the model walked down the runway, the sound itself a callback to the hubbub of a factory at its busiest hour.
Steff Yotka, Vogue, 30 May 2019 Stoppelman explained that individual warp threads, which make up the longitudinal pattern in woven cloth, are put on a roller and then threaded individually through wire heddles, which are attached to a shaft and then to a foot treadle.
Annie Gentile, Courant Community, 22 Mar. 2018
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