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Color in Weaving Video Download

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View Color in Weaving on our streaming platform.

You’ll love this if:

  • You have an undeniable passion for color in your weaving.
  • You want to learn how structure, sett, and yarn size affect our perception of color in the cloth.
  • You’re ready to break out of your personal color rut.

Choosing colors for a project can be one of the most enjoyable or one of the most stressful parts of weaving. The right colors can make the cloth sing, while the wrong ones can waste a lot of work and yarn. Watch master weaver and teacher Deb Essen share her approaches, tools and tips for creating “happy, successful” weaving projects through the best color choices.

Order Color in Weaving to:

  • Learn how to use simple tools to identify value and contrast, as well as how to choose the best color combinations.
  • Watch and learn to anticipate how color combinations will work so you can get the effect you want in your next project.
  • Discover which colors will most effectively sell your handwoven products.

About the Author:
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, creating and designing kits for handweavers, Deb teaches at conferences and guilds, nationally and internationally. Her book, Easy Weaving with Supplemental Warps: Overshot, Velvet, Shibori, and More, is available from Interweave.

Author/Designer: Deborah Essen