Weaving with Supplemental Warps - without a second back beam! 2 day class
Advanced Beginner through Advanced Experience. Students must be comfortable warping their looms.
This class explores weaving with supplemental warps without needing a second back beam. We discuss how supplemental warps work, designing for textiles using supplemental warps, learn how to set up your loom for supplemental warps and weave samples in class.
A sampling of classes offered by Deb Essen
This is a short list of classes taught by Deb Essen. New classes are always in development and requests are considered. Classes available via Zoom meetings are noted for each class.
Pin Loom 101 - 3 hour class (on-line or in person)
Learn how to weave on a pin loom. Pin Looms are inexpensive, fun, portable looms to weave squares, rectangles, hexagons and more. Learn how to weave a simple square with tips to make it easy. Great introduction to weaving and pin looms LOVE knitting yarns! So if you have a stash full of left overs from knitting projects, pin looms are a great way to use them up and make shawls, pillow tops, scarves or a critter like Sydney the Sheep.
Introduction to Profile Drafts - 30-45 minute guild presentation (on-line or in person with a longer workshop)
This presentation unlocks how to work with profile drafts with a quick introduction to creating a profile draft and how to convert a profile draft into a thread by thread draft.
Color Value in Weaving - 30-60 minute guild presentation (on line or in person with workshop)
Why do those colors look so nice together on the cones, but when I start winding the warp or weaving things don't look nearly as pretty. Likely it's because of the color values. This presentation discusses color value, how to identify color values and make them work for you.
Beginning Weaving - Multi Shaft Looms
2 Day Class - Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom! We start by learning weaving terms, how to wind a warp, dressing our looms and how to weave on a multi shaft floor or table loom.
Winding a GREAT Warp - 30 to 45 minute guild presentation (on-line or with longer workshop)
Learn tips and tricks to winding a great warp that is even, easy to use and will never fall apart or tangle up on the way to the loom.
Back to Basics - 3 hour class
Beginners and returning weavers
If you've been away from weaving for awhile or the beginning weaving class you took just didn't "take", this refresher class is for you. This class is a review of weaving from selecting yarns, calculation of warp/weft, parts of the loom, winding a good warp and tips for happy weaving.
Color in Weaving - 4 options ALL OPTIONS AVAILABLE AS ON-LINE CLASS VIA ZOOM
Advanced Beginner through Advanced Experience
30-40 Minute Guild Program Presentation on Color Value in Weaving - Available as add on to guild workshop weekend or as a stand-alone guild presentation via Zoom
Half Day Class - Color for Fiber Artists This class is an introduction to color theory for weavers and fiber artists. We discuss color theory, working with different color combinations and how color value effects your projects from knitting to spinning to weaving.
Full Day Class - This class includes the information from the half day class and color interactions and using inspirations to create color combinations in weaving.
2 Day Class - This class includes the full day class plus weaving samples in color combinations based on the student's color inspiration in different weave structures in one warp.
MORE ON-LINE CLASS AND GUILD PRESENTATION OPTIONS
Doubleweave Pick up
Advanced Beginner and up Students bring warped loom to class.
1 Day Class - Doubleweave allows you to weave two layers of cloth on one warp, enabling you to double the width of your fabric! Learn how to weave patterns anywhere in your fabric using just a pick up stick and a graphed design.
Deb Essen is the author of "Easy Weaving with Supplemental Warps: " (Interweave Press), is a frequent contributor for Handwoven magazine and has recorded several DVDs on Supplemental Warps, Pile Weaves with Supplemental Warps, Unlocking Profile Drafts, Pin Loom Projects through Handwoven. She has been weaving for over 25 years and teaches at local, regional and national conferences, guilds and shops.
If you are looking for a teacher for your shop, guild, festival or conference, please contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org for an up to date schedule and class availability. Yes, she takes requests!
UPDATE! DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AS OF JUNE 2020 Deb is offering a number of classes on-line via Zoom meeting for guilds and shops! See below for classes available. Contact Deb at email@example.com with questions and to schedule a class.
Pin Loom 102 - 3 hour class (on-line or in person)
For anyone who knows how to weave on a pin loom or has taken Pin Loom 101
The next step in pin loom weaving is to create floats for patterns in your squares. Take your pin loom weaving to the next level.
Deb Essen teaching schedule and classes
Unlocking Profile drafts - 2 options
Advanced Beginner through Advanced Experience
Full Day Class - An introduction to Profile Drafting, how profile drafts work, creating a profile draft and converting profile drafts to a thread by thread draft. AVAILABLE AS ON-LINE CLASS VIA ZOOM
2 or 3 Day Class - Includes all information in the 1 day class plus students create their own profile draft, convert it to a thread by thread draft and we weave samples. In the 3 day class version, the samples are woven in Round Robin so class participants leave with at least 5 samples of various weave structures woven on the same profile draft.
Advanced Beginner and up Students must be comfortable warping their loom
2 Day Class - Doubleweave allows you to weave two layers of cloth on one warp, enabling you to double the width of your fabric! Learn how double weave works, planning a project, how to warp your loom and weave double width, tubes, two separate layers and pick up patterns where you can create designs anywhere on your fabric! Great fun!
Beginning Weaving - Rigid Heddle looms
2 Day Class - Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom! We start by learning weaving terms, how to wind a warp, dressing our looms and how to weave using a rigid heddle loom.
2020 Teaching and Show Schedule
January 16-21, 2020 - Creativation - Booth # 1549
Joint ACFI/TNNA Trade Show, Phoenix, AZ
May 28 - June 1, 2020 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID 19
TNNA Summer Trade Show, Cleveland, OH
June 25-28, 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners Conference, Helena, MT
Color for Fiber Artists - 1/2 day class
Weaving with Supplemental warps-without a second back beam - 2 day class
July 24-30. 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2022 DUE TO COVID 19
Convergence Knoxville. TN - Handweavers Guild of America
Doubleweave Pick Up - 1 day class
Playing with Profile Drafts - 1 day class
Weaving with Supplemental warps - 2 day class
September 11-14, 2020 - Chattahotchee Weavers Guild, Atlanta, GA
Color in Weaving - 2 day class ON-LINE via Zoom
October 16-19, 2020 - Del Oro Spinners and Weavers Guild, Del Oro, CA
Weaving with Supplemental Warps - 2 day class
November 11-16, 2020 - San Antonio Weavers Guild, San Antonio, TX
Weaving with Supplemental Warps
October 24, 2020 - Bozeman Weavers Guild, Bozeman, MT
Introduction to Profile Drafting - 1 day class