Elda grew up in Denver, Colorado, but she moved
to a farm in Nebraska to raise her own family.
She was always attracted to the brilliant flowers
that she grew and got into art by doing
oil paintings of flower arrangements.
When she moved to Kansas she discovered that
people used wheat as an art medium and she was
attracted to the craft.
She enjoyed making complex wheat weaving
projects for quite a while and then
she found out about straw marquetry.
She learned how to split and flatten the wheat,
glue it to heavy paper, and form it into beautiful
art objects. When she discovered that wheat
could be dyed before making marquetry designs
she made a full circle and was again creating
pictures of flower arrangements in brilliant colors.
Elda is a member of the
National Association of Wheat Weavers,
Kansas Association of Straw Artists, and the
California Wheat Weavers Guild.
Each of her designs is unique and original.
They are for sale at her studio
and also by phone, email, or snail mail.
The prices are very reasonable.