In her native Germany, Freidel Washchuk learned needlework and weaving skills, making her one of Canada’s most compelling artists. On a world tour to promote her works, Friedel fell in love with the allure of the Canadian landscape and heritage, and moved to Canada. After working for a time in Toronto, she relocated to the Peterborough area, devoting herself to a remarkable passion as a tapestry artist.
Drawing on the natural beauty and history of the Kawarthas, Freidel Washchuk became the first weaver to serve as Artist-in-Residence at Trent University. Her tapestries have delighted patrons at galleries across Canada and Europe.