Deb Essen

Deb lives, weaves, and runs her business, dje handwovens, in the Bitterroot Valley, nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana. In 2004, Deb achieved the Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving-Level 1, through the Handweaver’s Guild of America and in 2011 was recognized by the Montana Arts Council with induction to Montana Circle of American Masters in Folk and Traditional Art. Her book, Easy Weaving With Supplemental Warps was published by Interweave Press in 2016. Five videos, ranging from supplemental warps to profile drafting are available through Long Thread Media. She has written multiple feature articles for Handwoven and Little Looms magazines. Deb is passionate about teaching about the wonders of weaving and teaches at shops, guilds, regional and national conferences and festivals.

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