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Trace Tyron Yeomans is a member of the Raven clan and spent most of her early years in Skidegate, on Haida Gwaii. Yeomans’ grandfather was well-known argillite carver, Tim Pearson and her grandmother was Rebecca Pearson, a seamstress, and button blanket maker.

Her interest in art began at the age of ten when she used to watch her grandmother sew clothes and button blankets. When she was eleven, Yeomans became a member of the Skidegate Haida Dancers. Shortly thereafter she sewed her first button blanket, which she used to dance at the Bill Reid pole raising for the longhouse in Skidegate.

Yeomans left Queen Charlotte City and moved to Vancouver where she met her husband, renowned Haida artist, Don Yeomans. In 1987, she began to collaborate with her husband by sewing his designs onto button blankets. Two years later, appliquéd wall hangings in various sizes were added to her repertoire. In 1990, she sewed garments as well; jackets, vests, and dresses, all with appliquéd designs.

Yeomans now sews mostly for commissions. Her works are some of the most dynamic Haida button blankets, dance aprons, and wall hangings available today.