A shopping trip to St. Jacobs started Debbie Yarnell on her 25+ year journey in wheat weaving.
A shop in the silo at St. Jacobs featured an artist that wove wheat. After talking to Daniel Kramer and looking at his work prompted Debbie questioning him as to whether he did workshops. He called a few months later and her formal training began. Daniel was an excellent instructor teaching many basics to get us started. After purchasing a couple of books and some wheat she was off and weaving.
It was only after Debbie joined an international association of wheat weavers that she actually had anyone to weave with after attending their annual conference in Wichita, Kansas. She met many talented women and learned many new techniques from them. Amazing.
It always makes Debbie feel like a superstar when she can get through a project and be really happy with the end result, even if it is just from looking at someone else’s photograph. Attached are photos of her friend’s photograph and her (left) attempt at copying the piece.