Monday, November 17, 2008

Weaving supplies from the stationery store



I don't blog often, but this discovery is absolutely blog-worthy. I really hate it when my unused heddles migrate over towards the selvedge threads on my warp. I don't know if they're abrading it, but it sure seems like it sometimes.

I've tried tying them up in various ways, and then the string I use to tie them up gets untied and tangled up in the warp, which can cause problems as well.

So I was in the Japanese stationery store yesterday, and noticed these little paperclips.

They fit perfectly on the heddle bars. Easy to put on, easy to take off, and they won't get tangled in anything. That makes me happy.

13 Comments:

Blogger Peg in South Carolina said...

Brilliant! Thank you.

11/18/2008 6:15 AM  
Blogger Weave, Spin, Dye - Oh My said...

Great idea Nancy. Good thinking! Your bud - Sharolene

11/19/2008 9:32 AM  
Blogger kimmen said...

Oh those look much better than the binder clips I use. dont hang down so far to catch on things.

11/23/2008 5:41 AM  
Blogger Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

delightful! I love stationery stores :-) thanks for the tip, my shifting heddles gave me nothing but headaches on my last project.

11/23/2008 5:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Update - just finished a scarf with the lovely little clips holding back heddles, and they worked splendidly - didn't budge a millimeter!

11/26/2008 7:31 PM  
Blogger Weave, Spin, Dye - Oh My said...

Nancy, I bought some of these little gizmos at the Japanese stationery store the other day. They work great! Thanks for the idea - Sharolene

12/15/2008 4:07 PM  
Blogger catherine said...

Please, will someone please tell me where to purchase these ingenius paper clips. I have found nothing would do the trick other than tying the heddles together, which doesn't make me happy. Thanks. -Catherine

6/07/2009 1:53 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I got them at the Japanese stationery store. But I'm sure not everyone has access to such stores.

If you'd like me to pick some up for you, let me know and maybe we can work out an arrangement.

6/07/2009 5:28 PM  
Blogger catherine said...

Nancy, I would like 16 clips, or whatever comes close in the packaging. I could paypal you
or send you a check or whatever is more convenient for you. If two packages would equal 16 or
around that, please get that amount. Whatever you think. Three packages would definitely
suffice, I think. Just let me know. I so appreciate your offer and will happily take advantage of
it. I have checked on line and can't see any evidence of them no matter how I Google the information.

6/09/2009 6:08 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Update: I did finally find these again - they were out of stock at the Kinokuniya store for *ages*. If anybody wants some, let me know.

1/16/2010 11:16 PM  
Blogger catherine said...

Oh, yes, I would still love some clips. I would need a minimum of 24 and a few more if possible. What do I do about paying you? Would you accept Paypal/cash or a check? I am so happy that you contacted me.

Please tell me how to send my address, as I do not want to post it publically. -Catherine

1/17/2010 7:17 AM  
Blogger catherine said...

I think I miscalculated on the number of clips. I have 12 harnesses, so would need 12X4, I believe. I hope this is not too much of an inconvenience. Don't know what I was thinking......only thought about the tops of the shafts and not the bottom. -Catherine

1/17/2010 8:50 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Several people have now expressed interest, so I posted a topic over on Ravelry in the Warped Weavers Marketplace group.

I'll sell them at my cost - $.33 each for the large size, $.22 each for the small, plus shipping.

If you're not on Ravelry, send me an email at ripsmattaATgmailDOTcom.

1/17/2010 1:46 PM  

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