Wheat Art: Harvest Favors, Hearts and Knots

If the art piece is already made, it will be mailed out in two to three days. If the piece needs to be handmade, Marian will need one to three weeks. Marian will be in communication with the customer through email, text, or phone during this time.

Material - Each piece is made from hand-cut Kansas Hard Red Winter Wheat

Kansas Favor: Harvest decorations come in many forms as a favor or token. This Kansas Favor is one of the simplest and uses four to six straws tied at the base of the wheat heads. As the plaiting builds it creates a long, pliable length of round or zigzag textured straws. When finished the ends are tied back onto itself, forming a lovely looped shape. A red and black checked ribbon decorates the favor or Marian will work with the customer for ribbon variations.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3¼” w x 7½”h cardstock for packaging.

Country Favor: Harvest decorations come in many forms as a favor or token. This harvest token is called the Country Favor and is made with four to six straws tied at the base of the wheat heads. The straw is plaited using one of several techniques. Before tying the plait back to the heads, it is given a full circle twist which creates a smaller loop within the larger one. A green and white checked ribbon decorates the favor or Marian will work with the customer for ribbon variations.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3 ¾” w x 7½”h cardstock for packaging.

Kansas Heart Favor: Perhaps the favorite harvest designs is the Kansas Heart Favor. Four or six straws are tied at the base of the wheat heads and are plaited using one of several different techniques. A red and black checked ribbon decorates the favor or Marian will work with the customer for ribbon variations.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3½” w x 7½”h cardstock for packaging.

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Manufacturer: Marian Vavra Wheat Art
$16.50

Kansas Heart-Simplicity: Hearts are symbols of love, tenderness, compassion, caring, and kindness. This heart is plaited or entwined using twelve stems of wheat, six on each side. This heart is decorated with a simple red and black checked bow or Marian will work with the customer for ribbon variations.

Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 7” w x 8½”h cardstock for packaging.

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Kansas Heart-Floral: Hearts are symbols of love, tenderness, compassion, caring, and kindness. This heart is plaited or entwined using twelve stems of wheat, six on each side. This heart is decorated with several pink silk flowers, a green leaf, and two ribbons or Marian will work with the customer for embellishments and ribbon variations.

Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 7” w x 8½”h cardstock for packaging.

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Heartland Heart: Kansas is in the middle of America’s heartland known for growing bountiful, beautiful wheat. This heart has a folk style to it with the curvy sides and the embellishments at the top. Fourteen headless straw stems, seven straws on each side, are used to wrap around the straw core. A button with a corded bow decorates the Heartland Heart or Marian will work with the customer for variations.

Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 4” w x 6”h cardstock for packaging.

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Celtic Lovers’ Knot: Love between people is celebrated in the Celtic culture by various interlocking lines. Here two, four-straw plaits are entwined one within the other to form the lovers’ token. A red and black checked ribbon decorates the knot or Marian will work with the customer for ribbon variations.

Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3½” w x 6”h cardstock for packaging.

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Material - Each piece is made from hand-cut Kansas Hard Red Winter Wheat

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If the art piece is already made, it will be mailed out in two to three days. If the piece needs to be handmade, Marian will need one to three weeks. Marian will be in communication with the customer through email, text, or phone during this time.

Material - Each piece is made from hand-cut Kansas Hard Red Winter Wheat

Treble Clef: Music symbols are meaningful for many people. Here six stems of Kansas wheat are woven together to create a lovely, round textured plait. Carefully twisted into the shape of the Treble Clef, this art piece makes a special gift for music lovers. A red and black checked ribbon decorates this treble clef or Marian will work with the customer for ribbon variations.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 4.5” w x 9”h cardstock for packaging.

Flower Ornament: A ring of plaited wheat straw makes this a lovely ornament as it showcases the wheat heads in an artistic way. Six straws are wrapped around a straw-covered-wire to create this unique design called an arrow-plait. When the plaiting is finished Marian takes her thumb and forefinger and bends it into the shape of a circle or oval. A silk or paper flower is added to the wheat heads along with a bit of ribbon. Here the ornament uses a pink paper rose and a jute bow or Marian will work with the customer for embellishment variations.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3½” w x 5”- 6”h cardstock for packaging.

Starlit Ornament: The Starlit Ornament showcases a six-pointed star, relevant as a religious symbol or as stars in the universe. The star is made by folding two, flattened straws together in a pattern. The circle uses six straw stems of wheat carefully folded following the pattern called a fill-the-gap plait. It is then tied and pinned into a circle shape to dry. A simple red and black checked ribbon accents the top of the ornament. For ribbon variations Marian will work with the customer.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3½” w x 5”- 6”h cardstock for packaging.

Horseshoe and Tassel: Kansas has a strong culture of horse breeding, raising them for pleasure and for ranching. This ornament pays honor to them by using straw with an authentic horsehair tassel and a horseshoe nail. The horseshoe shape uses six straws wrapped around a straw-covered-wire to create this unique design called an arrow-plait. When the plaiting is finished Marian takes her thumb and forefinger and bends it into the horseshoe shape. The tassel and nail are then tied on to complete the art piece.
Material - Hand-cut Kansas Hard Red Winter Wheat, authentic horseshoe nails and horsehair.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 3½” w x 5”- 6”h cardstock for packaging.

From Field to Table Sunflower Ornament: This wheat weaving design was created by Marian to decorate the dinner plates for a Kansas harvest celebration in 2018. She and Daughter Christy made eighty five of them! Each one uses seven straws to create the arrow-plait. The sunflower is made from yellow and orange dyed straw that is flattened and applied with glue to a lightweight paper. When dried, a paper punch cuts the flower shapes. A green checked ribbon finishes the ornament.
Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 5”- 6” w x 8”- 9”h cardstock for packaging.

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Size - The size varies due to the natural properties of wheat. The piece is sewn into place on a 5” w x 8 ½” h cardstock for packaging.
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