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Imagine being able to create different areas of pattern across the width of your cloth without having to worry about color blending, changing the tie-up, or using multiple shuttles! You can do it with supplemental warps!

Supplemental warps can also take your cloth into the third dimension with piqué, Bedford cord, and pile weaves. In this video, master weaver and teacher Deb Essen introduces you to weaving with supplemental warps without the need for a second warp beam.

In this video, you'll learn:

  • How to turn drafts to design textiles using supplemental warps
  • How to warp your loom using supplemental warps – no second back beam required!
  • An easier way to thread supplemental warps
  • Tips, tricks, and techniques for weaving with supplemental warps

Deb teaches you the whole process from design to warping and weaving supplemental warp fabrics, with tips and tricks throughout the video. Many of the designer fabrics you see are woven this way. Now you can bring all the design possibilities of supplemental warps to your own loom.

Instructor(s)

Deb Essen

At 9 years old, DEB ESSEN watched a weaver perform "magic" on a loom for the first time. Enticed by that memory, she finally took her first weaving class in 1993, and she’s been exploring weaving ever since. In 2004, Deb achieved the Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, Level 1 from the Handweavers Guild of America. In addition to running her business dje handwovens, Deb teaches at conferences and guilds, nationally and internationally.

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“I found a lot of really good ideas in the video! ” - Carol Kaminsky