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:

Interweave Yarn Fest
Loveland, CO
April 12-13, 2018 (Doubleweave and Pin Loom)

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

Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival
Lexington, KY (Color and Weaving)
May 18-20, 2018

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

Weaving at Sea
November 10-15, 2018
Celebrity Cruises from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cozumel, Mexico (Pin Loom and Card Weaving)
Organized by Sheep Thrills, Lauderhill, FL
Bookings and information contact or visit the website on the Home Page.

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 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 rigid heddle kit with Sincere Sheep yarns.  Check out the Indy Dyers kits page!

The rigid heddle kits feature Mountain Colors hand painted yarns and natural colored cottons, plus more!  All kits come with a pre-wound warp ready to go on your loom, weft and detailed instructions plus tips/tricks for weaving on your rigid heddle and knitters looms!

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

 Rigid Heddle 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  2 shaft/rigid heddle through 8 shaft looms. New kits for 2018 plus new color ways in returning kits. 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 the New for 2018 Holidays Line.  I also offer patterns only on retired Critter kits and 2018 features 10 patterns.  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. I like to call it "instant gratification" weaving.

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.

Photo by Perry Backus

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

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

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

Deb Essen