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NEW IN 2014!

Swatch Critters kits for Zoom Loom! Five soft, huggable critters made from Mountain Colors yarns. Check out the Mountain Colors page to see them all (bottom of page).

The Mountain Colors Yarns line has new designs and new color ways for 2014! The Mountain Colors Yarns line now features nine designs in multiple colorways and weave structures--including kits designed especially for rigid heddle and knitters loom weavers!
 Mountain Colors Kits

More dje handwovens kits
for 2014 in new colorways, fibers, and new designs including a doubleweave on 4 shafts!

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

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

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.

TNNA Winter Show 2014
San Diego, CA
January 11-13, 2014

dje handwovens will be in Booth #900 at The National Needlearts Association Winter Trade Show in January.
New kits for 2014 will be debuted. Hope to see you there!
Check the Retail Shops page for a full list of shops carrying dje handwovens kits!

Not going to be at the Winter TNNA? dje handwovens will also be at the
TNNA Summer Show May 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN

Convergence July 14-19, 2014 Providence, RI
Deb Essen, designer and owner of dje handwovens, will be teaching at Convergence 2014! Four Super Seminars on the Business of Art plus a seminar on Weaving Supplemental Warps without a second back beam.

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








Welcome to dje handwovens!

"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 deisgns 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.
                                                                                           Photo by Perry Backus

For nearly twenty years I have been discovering the magic of weaving. 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.

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

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.

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

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