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What the Hell is a HEDDEL ???

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Three different types of heddles: a wire, flat steel, and a repair heddle

Inserted eye wire heddles

Patent model of a mechanized loom, with string heddles

A heddle is an integral part of a loom. Each thread in thewarp passes through a heddle,[1] which is used to separate the warp threads for the passage of the weft.[1][2]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.[3] 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,[4] and thus use that many heddles.

In weaving, the warp threads are moved up or down by the shaft. This is achieved because each thread of the warp goes through a heddle on a shaft. When the shaft is raised the heddles are too, and thus the warp threads threaded through the heddles are raised. Heddles can be either equally or unequally distributed on the shafts, depending on the pattern to be woven.[1] In a plain weaveor twill, for example, the heddles are equally distributed.

The warp is threaded through heddles on different shafts in order to obtain different weave structures. For a plain weave on a loom with two shafts, for example, the first thread would go through the first heddle on the first shaft, and then the next thread through the first heddle on the second shaft. The third warp thread would be threaded through the second heddle on the first shaft, and so on. In this manner the heddles allow for the grouping of the warp threads into two groups, one group that is threaded through heddles on the first shaft, and the other on the second shaft.

While the majority of heddles are as described, this style of heddle has derived from older styles, several of which are still in use. Rigid heddle looms, for example, instead of having one heddle for each thread, have a shaft with the ‘heddles’ fixed, and all threads go through every shaft.

Wire heddles

An early nineteenth century Japanese loom with several heddles, which the weaver controls with her (sexist?) foot.

A loom from the back, in the process of warping, showing a shaft of threaded heddles.

Within wire heddles there is a large variety in quality. Heddles should have a smooth eye, with no sharp edges to either catch or fray (and thus weaken) the warp. The warp must be able to slide through the heddle without impairment. The heddle should also be light and not bulky.

There are three different common types of metal heddles: wire, inserted eye, and flat steel. The inserted eye are considered to be the best, as they have a smooth eye with no rough ends to catch the warp. Wire heddles are second in quality, followed by the flat steel. Wire heddles look much like the inserted eye heddles, but where in the inserted eye there is a circle of metal for the eye, the wire ones are simply twisted at the top and bottom. The flat metal heddles are considered the poorest in quality as they are heavier and bulkier, as well as not being as smooth. They are a flat piece of steel, with the ends rotated slightly so that the flat side is at an angle of 45 degrees to the shaft. The eye is simply a hole cut in the middle of the piece of metal.

String heddles

Traditional loom with string heddles

Traditionally heddles were made of cord. Cord deteriorates, however, and creates friction between the warp and the heddle. Today cord heddles are used mainly by historical reenactors. They are also used to lessen the weight of the shafts.

A very simple string heddle can be made with a series of five knots, and five loops. Of these loops, the important ones are the two on the ends and in the center. The loops on the ends are where the shaft goes through the heddle, and the center loop is the eye. The knots are placed around these key features- the eye is made to be in the center, and the end loops are just big enough for the heddle to slide along the shaft. String heddles can also be crocheted, and come in many different forms.

Inkle looms

The heddles on an inkle loom, while they are of a completely different form, are generally made of string. Inkle looms only require a simple loop for a heddle, and every other thread goes through a heddle, as in a rigid heddle loom.

Tapestry loom

Tapestry loom heddles have yet another form, and are generally made of string as well. The heddles here are a loop of string with an eye at one end for the warp, and a loop at the other for a heddle bar.

Repair heddles

End of a repair heddle

A repair heddle can be used if a heddle breaks, which is rare, or when the loom has been warped incorrectly. If the weaver finds a mistake in the pattern, instead of rethreading all of the threads, a repair heddle can be slipped onto the shaft in the correct location. Thus repair heddles have a method to open the bottom and top loop that holds them onto the shaft. Repair heddles can save a lot of time in fixing a mistake, however they are bulky, in general, and catch on the other heddles.

Rigid heddles

A rigid heddle

In rigid heddle looms there is typically a single shaft, with the heddles fixed in place in the shaft. The warp threads pass alternately through a heddle and through a space between the heddles, so that raising the shaft will raise half the threads (those passing through the heddles), and lowering the shaft will lower the same threads—the threads passing through the spaces between the heddles remain in place.

Rigid heddles are thus very different from the heddle in common use, though the single heddle derived from the rigid heddle. The advantage of non-rigid heddles is that the weaver has more freedom, and can create a wider variety of fabrics. Rigid heddle looms resemble the standard floor loom in appearance.

Single and double heddle looms

Single and double heddle looms are a type of rigid heddle loom, in that the heddles are all together. Heddles are normally suspended above the loom. The weaver operates them by pedals and works while seated.[5]

Among hand woven African textiles, single-heddle looms are in wide use among weaving regions of Africa. Mounting position varies according to local custom. Double-heddle looms are used in West Africa, Ethiopia and in Madagascar for the production of lamba cloth. .[5]


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c “Weaving.” The Encyclopædia Britannica. 11th ed. 1911.
  2. Jump up^ “Heddle.” The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989.
  3. Jump up^ Handwoven Magazine. “Weaving Terms.” Weaving Resources.Interweave Press. March 1, 2008 <>.
  4. Jump up^ Lamb, Britt-Marie. “More Star Towels.” HandwovenSeptember/October 2003: 28-31.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b Spring, Christopher (1989). African Textiles. Crescent Books. pp. 3–4.

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Google and Levi’s Present The First Smart Jeans For Urban Cyclists : Project Jacquard

May 28, 2016 Leave a comment



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Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket

Continuing our previous report on Project Jacquard by Google and Levis , its heartening to know that Levi’s is taking its collaboration with Google ATAP to the next level by introducing a commuter denim jacket. The collaboration, which comes under Project Jacquard, works toward establishing a new, scalable system which weaves technology components into standard fabrics and textiles.

The jacket was announced on 20th May, 2016 at Google I/O, the result of a year-long effort between the Levi’s® Innovation team and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group under the banner of Project Jacquard.

The discreetly placed Jacquard technology is literally woven into the jacket, allowing for simple gestures like tapping or swiping on a sleeve to activate functionality. Of course you can wash it, just like you do with any other jacket. This perfect pairing showcases the knowledge and know-how of Google ATAP’s Jacquard team with the performance power of the Levi’s® Commuter line, which is designed to perform as great as it looks. The Jacquard team then adds a smart tag — which looks like a normal jean jacket button — to provide feedback to the user. The smart tag would be the equivalent to a smart watch; it’s packed with LEDs and haptic sensors to alert of phone notifications and such. Levi’s mainly advertised the jacket for urban bike commuters, but it seems ideal for anyone, since it looks like any other Levi’s Commuter jacket.

Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket

“Anyone on a bike knows that navigating your screen while navigating busy city streets isn’t easy – or a particularly good idea,” said Paul Dillinger, head of global product innovation for Levi Strauss & Co. “This jacket helps to resolve that real-world challenge by becoming the co-pilot for your life, on and off your bike.”

During last year’s Google I/O conference, the Levi’s brand became Google ATAP’s first partner on Project Jacquard, which credited the brand for being authentic, innovative and fashionable.

Our innovation story began with the invention of the blue jean, which turns 143 years old today, but that was merely the first chapter. From the debut of the first jeans for women in 1934 to the revolutionary work that goes on in our Eureka Innovation Lab today, Levi Strauss & Co. brands are constantly innovating to solve the needs of our consumers.

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News from the Marketing & Retail Industry

May 25, 2016 Leave a comment




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1. Amazon to expand Fresh to new markets

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | By Laura Heller

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to expand its Fresh grocery delivery service to new markets including Boston and the U.K., according to Recode.

Fresh lets shoppers order a complete range of groceries including fresh produce and other perishables. It’s available to members of Prime for $299 which includes the features offered with the $99 annual fee, such as streaming video and two-day shipping.

Rollout and adoption of Fresh has gone in fits and starts. The program launched in 2007 and nine years later is available in just five states: parts of Washington, California, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia.

New markets haven’t been added in more than a year, but that could be about to change as the new markets come online.

The addition of Boston expands Amazon’s Fresh reach into one new U.S. market, where online grocery is new to most shoppers.

Online sales represent just 5 percent of all the groceries purchased annually in the United States, but it’s growing fast. Everyone from e-commerce pure plays to traditional markets are developing programs, partnering with or investing in third-party delivery services.

There’s a lot at stake as retailers vie for their share of the growth expected as consumer adoption ramps up.

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Textile Producers Face Major Duty Increase on Key Input

May 25, 2016 Leave a comment

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U.S. producers of textiles, leather, flame retardant materials and other goods could face an enormous increase in import tariffs on a key input if a new antidumping and countervailing duty petition is successful. The petitioner is alleging dumping margins of 273.33 percent to 474.94 percent for ammonium sulfate from China, which is also used as a fertilizer on a variety of crops, turf, and fruit and nut trees as well as in the production of food and feed additives, biotechnology products, wall board, and pulp and paper products.

The petition covers ammonium sulfate in all physical forms, with or without additives such as anti-caking agents. The scope includes ammonium sulfate that is combined with other products, such as by blending (e.g., mixing granules of ammonium sulfate with granules of one or more other products), compounding (e.g., compacting ammonium sulfate with one or more other products under high pressure) or granulating (e.g., incorporating multiple products into granules through a slurry process), regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries. For combined products, only the ammonium sulfate component is covered by the scope. However, ammonium sulfate that is otherwise subject to this investigation is not excluded when commingled with ammonium sulfate from sources other than China. Ammonium sulfate is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 3102.21.0000.

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD and/or CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.

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eMarketer Daily May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 Leave a comment


The US financial services industry will spend $8.37 billion on digital advertising in 2016, a 14.5% gain from 2015. As a result, this sector will be responsible for 12.2% of total US digital ad spending for the year.
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Mobile Drives Growth in Time Spent with Media in Canada

eMarketer estimates that adults in Canada will spend an average of 9 hours 41 minutes a day using media in 2016, nearly 2.5 fewer hours per day than the average US adult, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on time spent with media. Mobile is driving the gains in Canada, but the growth rate is slowing. Read Article


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Smartphone Users in Thailand Drawn to Samsung, Apple Devices

The growth in smartphone usage is slowing in Thailand. Among those that do have a device, however, Samsung and Apple are the preferred brands. Both benefit from high levels of awareness among consumers. Plus, the recent auction of 4G spectrum by the government will help speed mobile internet, and competition among mobile service providers will likely result in a price war benefiting consumers.


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Global Social Platforms 2016: A Country-by-Country Review of Social Network Usage

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Cordura introduces the Fabric Science of Tomorrow

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Today’s Mobile Commerce Headlines

May 25, 2016 Leave a comment



Today’s headlines

Pizza Hut pilots smartphone-to-robot proximity payments via MasterPass
Pizza Hut in Asia plans to begin piloting a new in-store experience later this year that links a humanoid robot to MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet via a smartphone, enabling customers to place and pay for orders.Entire article
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Register now for Luxury Daily’s Mobile Insights Summit 2016, the nation’s only data-led executive conference discussing how evolving mobile consumer behavior is affecting brands and retailers’ marketing, retail, media and digital efforts. Analyst speakers from Deloitte, Strategy Analytics, GfK, BIA/Kelsey, McCann Truth Central, Shullman Research Center and Boston Retail Partners.Entire article
Wells Fargo joins mobile wallet bandwagon as bank offerings take off
Wells Fargo will soon enable Android users to take advantage of an in-application wallet integration for making NFC payments from their smartphones, highlighting the thickening competition among financial institutions in the payments sector.Entire article
Bank of America pulls ahead of competition in mobile banking: report
While the five largest banks in the United States continue to race forward in mobile banking, including all offering pre-login account balance information, Bank of America has pulled far ahead in product research and cross-selling on mobile, according to a new report from Forrester Research.Entire article
Mobile Minutes: Facebook adjusts Trending Topics; EBay buys Ticketbis; Snapchat and startups; Twitter provides more space
Today in mobile marketing – Facebook changes policies on Trending Topics after criticism; EBay expanding StubHub internationally with Ticketbis acquisition; These 5 startups used Snapchat to boost their brand (and so can you); Here’s how Twitter will give users just a bit more space.Entire article
Kraft Heinz ups commitment to mobile shopper marketing following initial success – Mobile Marketer
Mobile Marketer today – Kraft Heinz ups commitment to mobile shopper marketing following initial success; PetSmart unleashes round-the-clock veterinary support via pet wellness app.Entire article
Swarovski, Karlie Kloss team for search-boosting UGC effort – Luxury Daily
Luxury Daily today – Swarovski, Karlie Kloss team for search-boosting UGC effort; Capital assists fight to retain artisan skills, says Investindustrial founder.Entire article
Debate over short-form vs. long-form content irrelevant
What began as a reasonable discussion about the merits of newer, digital-native forms of content and what effect, if any, those were having on the vaunted long-form article has devolved into an all-out war-of-words amongst aficionados of both camps.Entire article
Beginner’s guide to altered reality
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May 25, 2016 Leave a comment
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Learn foundational IT skills

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Posted: May 05, 2016

Brandy Pepper, Joe Breslin

We know and you know: Working in IT often means little time for much else. You like to keep up with the latest releases, technology trends, and evolving threats, but with work piling up, this can be difficult. Even worse, when you can make time to find out what’s new in IT, you often have to waste it sifting through a sea of unreliable content.

And that is exactly what The Ops Team is here to fix.

We realize you want to hear from people who actually know their stuff: real IT people, the engineers building the solutions, and other highly technical minds. So when The Ops Team creates videos, blogs, demos, and a whole bunch more, we like to follow a few simple rules:

  1. Make it technical
  2. Make it useful
  3. Make it quick

For a quick preview of some of the things our team gets to work on, check out the below interview between Jeffrey Snover and Matt McSpirit, two of the coolest technologists in the world chatting about the why you’ll love Windows Server 2016 and Nano Server.

Here are some examples of the awesome stuff The Ops Team has created. And be sure to follow our blog to always stay current with the latest in technology.



This is one of our favorite formats. Our shows are a great way to connect with people, both inside and outside of Microsoft. Shows vary from detailing how the latest release impacts IT to diving into a hands-on demo. You’re sure to find something relevant to your work among them:

  • On The Endpoint Zone, Brad Anderson teams up with Simon May to focus on Enterprise Mobility Management. They’ll show how you can maintain control as the workforce becomes increasingly mobile.
  • With DevOps now one of technology’s biggest trends, you can turn to DevOps Dimension to find out what this is and how it relates to you. See examples of how companies use DevOps to find solutions. Thanks, DevOps!
  • Our buddy Rick Claus, though no longer on the team, still loves getting behind the camera. On Tuesdays with Corey, he and the awesome Corey Sanders cover all thing Azure, typically in under 10 minutes and often involving white boarding. And on Patch and Switch, Rick and Joey Snow discuss … a lot of stuff. You need to experience this one for yourself—it’s always fun.
  • Simon May teams up again, this time with our Azure AD engineers to bring you the latest in identity management on Azure AD + Identity. If you still believe single sign-on is impossible and you’re powerless to protect your organization from the next data breach, then this show’s for you.


Series are similar to shows, though a series typically dives deeper into a specific topic, usually for a certain length of time. Think of them as the next step after you’ve watched our shows and figured out which mountains you want to move. Here are a few to keep things moving:

  • If DevOps Dimension helps you understand what DevOps means, then DevOps Fundamentals is here to take you through all of the key DevOps components, like Release Management, Continuous Integration/Deployment and Automated Testing. We think we didn’t say DevOps enough here. DevOps.
  • Sticking to the theme of awesome new technology that may be vaguely understood yet critically important: Containers. Working in technology means there are many hands and dependencies to make things happen, which can be a management nightmare. Containers help standardize delivery across diverse environments, meaning that your software will work exactly as intended.
  • In a similar vein to Containers, Nano Server presents a much lighter weight and more flexible way to manage your operations, available as part of Windows Server 2016. Requiring less patching, using resources more efficiently, and improving security mean fewer things to go wrong for you.


Less talking, more doing. Learn exactly what steps to take to proceed with the topics we discuss on our shows and series.

  • Back to those mobile devices again, the How to: Control the Uncontrolled series walks you through the steps required to finally take control of the ticking time bombs your users call smart phones, while actually improving their access and productivity.
  • Just want to get started with some new cool stuff but not sure how? In the Pit Stop Series, we walk through how you can quickly get started on some common scenarios across Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Operations Management Suite. In (generally) fewer than five minutes, learn how to set up and connect to VMs (even Linux!), establish email file-level control, and create data logs and dashboards.


Last but not least, blogs and various social channels offer another way to quickly stay up with the latest technology happenings.

  • To the north, Anthony Bartolo, Pierre Roman and friends keep the Can IT Pro blog running. Similar to our blog, they cover the wide subset of technologies discussed here, just with a slightly different accent.
  • As part of Brad Anderson’s “In the Cloud” blog, Controlling the Uncontrollableoutlines the key components of mobile device management (MDM, for the cool kids). This includes enforcing better device security, deploying and protecting email, and setting up self-service device enrollment. You may remember similar topics from a certain demo series above.
  • In The Ops Team blog post (how meta), we mentioned the awesome IT guys we get to hang out with every day who created The Ops Team (Matt, Simon, Rick, andDavid). We also can’t forget about Thiago, Oguz, and Volker. And, right, we should also mention our Twitter.
  • Finally, it’s been way too long since we’ve written “DevOps“. And speaking of DevOps, Julien Stroheker put together an incredible post that details a great list of resources. Much better than what we could have done.
  • [Edit: Double finally, I forgot about the Twitter list of my favorite IT people at Microsoft I created, as well as, which has decks and stuff that you can download]


*Phew* Quite the list, but huge thanks for your commitment in making it this far. It means you’re the kind of person we were hoping we’d find. The good news is that, while we may still venture into a diatribe or two, in the future we’ll generally keep it short. We just haven’t had any one place to capture all the awesome stuff the team’s been working on. Now we do, and if you subscribe to our blog you can make sure to have our latest updates delivered straight to your Inbox. And if you’re ready to learn more right now, check out our next post, where we cover some of our favorite ways to dive deeper, including MVA training courses, evaluations, Virtual Labs conferences, and other in-person events.

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May 24, 2016 Leave a comment





CMOs and other marketing executives across sectors share a few main concerns this year, based on interviews conducted by eMarketer. One of the biggest is how to deal with marketing technology. Several leaders, including Chris Curtin, Visa’s chief brand and innovation marketing officer, noted that marketing technology was constantly changing at their organization— in his case, “almost on a monthly basis.” These new technologies and tools are supporting everything from complex lead nurture programs at business-to-business firms to automated display ad buying and real-time bidding. And to do all that, they need data. Dun & Bradstreet CMO Rishi Dave noted that his firm juggles “various sources of first-party and third-party data that we use to build models based on what we’ve done with that customer, what we could do with that customer and where that customer is going,” and explained that best-in-class companies are working toward the goal of “master data management,” to get a “single source of truth across all the technology they use.” Marketers hope to use that data to both drive and measure ROI.


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SGIA INDUSTRY INK Garment Decoration

May 23, 2016 Leave a comment




SGIA Industry Ink
Garment Decorators Edition
Your Monthly Member News
Gain International Acclaim With SGIA Golden Image Awards
Golden Image
The 2016 Golden Image Competition is now accepting entries! Winners achieve worldwide acclaim — and serious bragging rights — at the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16).

This revered competition celebrates the imaging elite in nearly every category, no matter how complex. All submissions are displayed on the trade show floor in the Golden Image Gallery, and will be judged on Tuesday, September 13.

Submit your entry* to the Golden Image Competition now and gain international recognition as one of the best printers in the industry!

*All entries must arrive at the SGIA Depository in Las Vegas by September 9.
Textile Staffing
SGIA Journal

Inside the Journal

Disperse-Dye Inks and Their Different Characteristics
Over the past few years, an increase in the use of polyester fabric has been evident in the fashion printing market. Polyester, and especially recycled polyester, is labeled as ’greener,’ even compared to cotton. Read more >
Educator Resources

Education Connection

ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition
The 2016 SGIA Expo will be here before you know it, and the ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition is accepting applications. Winning entries will be displayed on the trade show floor! Read more >
First to Know

First to Know

OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Is Final
OSHA’s electronic reporting rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” has been released as a final rule. Read more >
First to Know

OSHA 10-Hour Workshop

In Conjunction With the 2016 SGIA Expo
Register for the 10-Hour OSHA Training Workshop when you register for the SGIA Expo! This workshop is accepted by OSHA’s Training Institute and provides real-life case studies about our industry. Read more >
Member Benefit

Did You Know?

US drivers will pay an average of $2.04 per gallon this summer for regular gasoline, and retail gas prices this summer are expected to be the lowest since 2004. Learn how to save even more on power resources with SGIA and APPI Energy.
Read more >
Free Webinar

Webinars & Events

Register now for the upcoming webinar, “Garment Decoration Dream Team” on June 1, featuring a panel of success business owners who will discuss how they stay competitive. Read more >
SGIA Member Benefits

Welcome, New Members!

SGIA welcomes garment decorator members who joined in April:
Charleston Cotton Exchange • Country Lane Design • Cutting Edge Embroidery & Design Studio • Johnny Mac’s Lettering • N8tive Threadz • Paneco LLC • Signature Cleaners & Embroidery • SK Houston Inc • Tee Town Screen Printing
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Mobile Strategies 360

May 23, 2016 Leave a comment



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