I'm always looking for ways to make things easier, simpler, efficient.
Today I was threading a warp on 8 shafts - two blocks of twill, 40 ends per block. Too many ends to easily see if I'd done enough - too little? too many? Counting out the groups of four to make sure I had 10 of them was taking time and annoying me.
After thinking about it for a few minutes I grabbed this little clip, counted out 10 heddles on shaft one (for block A) and proceeded to thread the four end repeat on shafts 1-4 until all 10 of the heddles on shaft 1 were used up. Then I shoved all the heddles from the first four shafts to the left, counted out 10 heddles on shaft 5 and threaded the twill progression until those 10 heddles were used up.
I also tie each group of four into a slip knot, then tie the 10 groups of 4 into a larger slip knot, just so I can keep an eye on my progress - and make sure I alternate between the two sets of shafts.
Once I started doing this threading felt like it was going faster, but mostly I wasn't getting annoyed at having to repeatedly count out groups of four. And peace of mind is a wonderful thing.