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Deb Essen


Tips & Tricks for Warping Your Loom

“You have to be warped to weave.” Deb Essen knew she had to make warping enjoyable if she was going to continue to weave. Here are her warping tips.

BY: Deb Essen

Spotlight: Tessitura Bevilacqua

Join author Deb Essen as she visits the Tessitura Bevilacqua Velvet Weaving workshop in Venice.

BY: Deb Essen

Choosing the Perfect Loom

How do you pick the perfect loom for you? Deb Essen has some suggestions!

BY: Deb Essen

Glamp Shawl

The Glamp Shawl shows that plain weave can be anything but plain! The color-and-weave patterns in the shawl look complex, and to be sure, they do take a bit more concentration than warping and weaving with only one color, but the end result is worth it.

BY: Deb Essen

Shadow Weave: A Tale of Two Yarns

Have you ever wondered why two yarns that looks great next to each other on the shelf combine to create a muddy mess? In her latest article, Deb Essen explains how to learn from her mistake and (not) choose colors.

BY: Deb Essen

Warp Therapy: Turning a Draft

Turn the overshot draft so a section of the overshot pattern became two supplemental warp stripes running the length of the scarf.

BY: Deb Essen

Spring Cleaning: Clean Up Your Shed

A clean shed while weaving is vital to a happy weaving experience. Any misbehaving threads can lead to unintentional floats that will need to be fixed. If you’re shed is suffering Deb Essen has a few fixes that might help.

BY: Deb Essen

The Benefits of Weaving Samples

Many weavers have a love/hate relationship with sampling. In her latest video, Color in Weaving, Deb Essen explains why she loves sampling!

BY: Deb Essen

Profile Drafts: Unlocking Geometric Design

Once you understand how to weave and design with profile drafts, you'll be able to translate endless geometric patterns into block weaves. Get started now!

BY: Deb Essen