Francoise Danoy

Francoise Danoy

Kia ora, Iโ€™m Francoise, aka Frenchie.

Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Waiapu te ara
Ko Ngaati Porou te iwi

Franco-Maori, American-Australian knitwear designer + coach living in Osaka, Japan.

At Aroha Knits, as a knitwear designer and coach, I inspire and empower fiber artists to transform their yarn so they can manifest Aroha, one stitch at a time. Iโ€™m passionate about creating meaningful and fulfilling work, shaking up the industry and fibre community, and serving as a catalyst for transformative impact.

As a bi-racial, multi-cultural queer crafter of color, I work to empower knitters, whom I call Fibre Muses, by exploring the intersection of making with identity, so they can think deeply about why they create to make a transformational impact with their craft.

My designs draw influence from my Maori heritage, where I transform the myths, legends, and other stories into stitches and connect them to the story of why we make. Through this recreation, my work aims to remember the past and strengthen the future for the Maori culture and people, while enriching the present knitting community and share my voice and stories of the third-space generation.

Why do you knit? Begin your journey of discovering your story of why you create by taking the Fibre Muse Discovery Quiz. Click here to discover your inner Fibre Muse!


Pay What Works: In an effort to find a balance between more financial accessibility and sustainable pricing, I now offer a โ€œPay What Worksโ€ model. This allows for financial flexibility while still valuing and respecting the work and energy I and others provide in the making of this pattern. The price shown on Ravelry is the โ€œtrueโ€ value of the pattern that best reflects the work put into creating this design.

To purchase the pattern at a price point that is more accessible to you, use the coupon code at checkout listed next to the price point. The prices indicate the price you will pay, not the discount amount. No coupon code is needed for the highest price point.

Other ways to support my work is through leaving a tip via Ko-Fi, or becoming a supporter via Patreon.

upcoming events

upcoming events

Saturday, September 7 2019
Flag of United Kingdom Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom

original designs  

original designs

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from Kniterator
from Kniterator
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
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from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
from Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
from Aroha Knits
from Aroha Knits
from Spring with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 2
from Aroha Knits
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