Skapandi by DIANE WARD

ARTIST PROFILE

Originally from Ottawa, Fredericton has been Diane's home for more than 30 years. In that time, she has had a passion for designing and creating fabric crafts using wool. Inspired by the wool products she saw during a trip to Iceland in 2011, she adopted the business name of "Skapandi", the Icelandic word for "creative".

Diane incorporates the use of 100% new and up-cycled wool in her products, which are not only eco-friendly, but also comfortable, practical, stylish and affordable. Ever-attentive to detail and insisting on only the highest quality of workmanship, she accents products like booties, children's cardigans and bags with intricate, hand needle-felted designs. In other products, such as women's mittens and scoodies, she uses new faux-fur lined trim.

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