Photo by Perry Backus

Contact us:
1572 Blue Lupine Lane Victor, MT  59875
406-642-6373 (fax)

Thank you for visiting dje handwovens and may you weave long and prosper!

Deb Essen

Deb Essen is an inducted member of the Montana Circle of American Masters in Folk and Traditional Art

Deb Essen is the author of "Easy Weaving with Supplemental Warps" as well as several DVD videos. All DVD's and book are available on Interweave Press.

Deb Essen will be teaching at:

Fiber Rhythm
Portland, OR,
October 5-8, 2017
Contact Fiber Rhythm for class sign up!

Interweave Yarn Fest
Fort Collins, CO
April 12-13, 2018

Milwaukee Weavers Guild
Milwaukee, WI
May 10-12, 2018 (Supplemental Warps Workshop)

Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival
Lexington, KY
May 18-20, 2018

HGA Convergence Reno
Reno, NV
July 9-12, 2018 (Supplemental Warps Workshop)

Looking for classes in your shop or guild? Contact Deb at to schedule a date!

dje handwovens kits are sold only through retail shops. 

To locate a shop near you or an on-line retailer carrying dje handwovens kits, please click here.

Introduced in 2016, the Indy Dyers Line has two new kits for 2017! This line celebrates the small (1-2 person) Indy Dyers creating small batches of beautiful yarns. This year we are featuring 2 kits using Raven Ridge Fiber Arts  yarns and a new rigid heddle kit with Sincere Sheep yarns.  Check out the Indy Dyers kits page!

The Mountain Colors Yarns line has new designs and new color ways for 2017! The Mountain Colors Yarns line now features designs in multiple colorways and weave structures--including kits designed especially for rigid heddle and knitters loom weavers!

TNNA Winter Show 2018

January 26-28, 2018 Las Vegas, NV

Stop by and see the new kits for 2018 (and a couple new surprises!) Cash & Carry on Preview night and accepting Buyer's Bucks.

Indy Dyers Line

dje handwovens kits for handweavers

Specializing in overshot name drafts (woven secret messages) 

  • My weaving kits feature:

  • Pre-measured and wound warps

  • All the weft yarn

  • Detailed instructions and drawdown drafts

  • Tips and tricks for weaving

Have questions about putting pre-measured warps on your rigid heddle?

Check out my instructional video on You Tube: Warping your rigid heddle loom

 Mountain Colors Kits

TNNA Summer Show 2018
June 12-17, 2018 Cleveland, OH

"It's magic!" This was my reaction as a 9-year-old watching a handweaver for the first time. How else could she create those beautiful designs in the cloth by simply pushing some pedals on the loom and throwing some yarn back and forth.
Since then, I have learned the magic lies in the skilled hands and creative mind of the weaver.

Kits for rigid heddle through 8 shaft looms. New kits for 2017 in new colorways, fibers, and designs. Check out the natural color cotton yarns. These yarns get darker with washing! Go to the page for 2, 4 & 8 shaft kits.

Swatch Critters

A whole new herd of Swatch Critters kits for Zoom Loom! There are now 15 soft, huggable critters plus a Christmas Ornament kit made from Mountain Colors yarns.  Check them all out on the Swatch Critters page!

Kits for all looms

dje handwovens kits are designed for beginners and experienced weavers, from rigid heddle to multi-shaft looms.

Learn a new weave structure, enjoy the convenience of having everything you need for a project ready to go on the loom and stretch your weaving budget without having to buy more yarn than you need.

For over twenty years I have been discovering the magic of weaving. In 2004, I completed and passed, the Handweavers Guild of America Certificate of Excellence, Level 1 in Handweaving. In 2010, I created dje handwovens, designing textiles for kits for handweavers. In 2011, I teamed up with Mountain Colors yarns as their exclusive weaving designer.

If you would like to carry dje handwovens kits in your shop, please contact me at for a catalog and price list.