I made the draft of this post when I was threading the loom for my box project. My report is that I only made one mistake and that was missing the heddle eye! A previous post gives 3 tricks for threading. See it here: 5/31/2020
Here I have the crosses for my two warps hanging vertically over a broom handle behind the heddles. This makes it easier to see the crosses when threading.
The illustration shows a clear picture of the set-up for threading. To stabilize the lease sticks I tie the top one to the broom handle. Look closely and you can see it.
I get as close to the heddles as I can. For my loom, that means taking out the beater and the breast beam.
How to know which shaft a heddle is on.
It’s easier to see what shaft a heddle is on if you look at the bottoms of the shafts. Here is a close-up.
Push all your counted-out heddles to the left (for right-handers) and stagger the heddles on the shafts so you can find which one you need easily as seen here. Left-handers would stagger them the same way but have them over on the right side of the shafts.
I have enough warp available so there is plenty ( I mean plenty) for threading, sleying the reed, AND tying on.
Position the cross (I have two because I made two warps to thread into the heddles) so you can see it easily when you are sitting on your threading stool.
Here’s my set-up with my low stool. The pillow is for my knees when I struggle to get up!