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.
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!
My weaving kits feature:
Pre-measured and wound warps
All the weft yarn
Detailed instructions and drawdown drafts
Tips and tricks for weaving
"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.
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!
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.
Welcome to dje handwovens!
Photo by Perry Backus
Interweave Yarn Fest
April 12-13, 2018 (Doubleweave and Pin Loom)
Milwaukee Weavers Guild
May 10-12, 2018 (Supplemental Warps Workshop)
Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival
Lexington, KY (Color and Weaving)
May 18-20, 2018
HGA Convergence Reno
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
Patti@sheepthrillsknitting.com or visit the website
www.sheepthrillsknitting.com on the Home Page.
Looking for classes in your shop or guild? Contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date!
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.