Francoise Danoy is creating knitwear designs
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patrons

Welcome to Aroha Knits!

My name is Francoise, but feel free to call me Frenchie!

Mystic Fibre Muse. Yarn Alchemist. Franco-Maori American Australian living in Japan.

My Mission:
At Aroha Knits, I aim to inspire and empower fibre artists to transform their yarn so they can manifest more joy, healing, connection and creativity into their lives, one stitch at a time.

My work as a knitwear designer focuses on exploring the intersection of the four aspects of making: for self-care, self-discovery, self-expression and selflessness with my journey of making sense of my multicultural identity. 

I invite you to be inspired and empowered as well to manifest the magic of making to transform your life as I transform mine.

What’s Patreon?
To understand what Patreon is first, a bit of a vocab lesson. Patreon is a play on the word “patron”, as in patron of the arts.

"patron of the arts (ˈpeɪtrən əv ðɪ ɑːts) noun. someone who acts as a patron to or supports charities, organizations, and individuals that work in or concern the arts."

This was the founding idea behind the creation of Patreon. For centuries, even stretching back to the early days of the Greeks, lovers and supporters of art would pay their favorite creators to continue... creating! They didn’t get much in return, except the recognition and appreciation of their support and the satisfaction of their contribution of keeping the arts alive. Usually such Patrons were wealthy and could pretty much afford to pay for the artist’s lifestyle.

Nowadays things have changed thanks to the internet. One main difference is that art, in both consuming and supporting it, is now much more accessible to many more people, thanks to platforms like Patreon. And us creators can give much more tangible rewards in return. So now not only do you get the satisfaction of directly supporting your favorite creators and makers, you get rewards for it too.

For transparency's sake, here is where the money we receive from Patreon goes:

  • To pay our team members, Sarah, Jenessa and Ash for the work that they do for me every single day. They allow me to spend my time and energy in other places of the business and really help keep my stress levels down.
  • To pay for services such as tech-editing, to ensure my work is to the best standard it can be and grading, to make my garments size-inclusive. I have found a wonderful grader who is able to grade my patterns up to NINE sizes, from 0/2 (XS) to 32/34 (5XL).
  • To fund the Fibre Muse Podcast. This is a passion project that I care deeply about, and I think it's become even more vital now. I aim to interview crafters of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community and other underrepresented communities in the industry to highlight their stories.
  • NEW To pay for services such as transcribing podcast episodes. The conversations in the fibre community about racism this past month had me thinking how I could practice better allyship. And there are a lot areas I need to work on, one being, making my work more accessible. So I found a service that can transcribe podcast episodes for me, which will be included with each new podcast release. The transcripts will be free to all. 
And as a reward for you all in return (depending on your pledge level):
- Early access to new podcast episodes + transcripts, and blog posts.
- Membership to the Patreon-only FB group
- Free pattern download at the end of the month
- Free shipping (US only) on physical products

Transform your yarn,
Frenchie, Founder of Aroha Knits
Tiers
Fibre Muse Bronze
$2 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support and contribution! This helps me keep creating more content every single day and pay my team.


※  Membership to the exclusive Facebook Group ※  

Patrons get an exclusive community to engage with each other and discuss new episodes of the Fibre Muse Podcast and blog posts and interact with me on a weekly basis!


※  Get early access to to new podcast episodes ※  
You'll get new podcast episodes a few days before everyone else, plus attend the LIVE recordings (hosted through the Facebook Group).


※  Get early access to to new blog posts ※  

You'll get access to all new written content from the Aroha Knits blog here first!


※  Free Shipping (US ONLY) ※  


Fibre Muse Silver
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support and contribution! This helps me keep creating more content every single day and pay my team.


※  All of the Fibre Muse Bronze Rewards ※  

Anything that they get, you get too!


※  FREE pattern download at the end of the month ※  

At the end of the month you will get a special download code for ANY pattern in the Aroha Knits Ravelry shop.

Fibre Muse Gold
$10 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support and contribution! This helps me keep creating more content every single day and pay my team.


※  All of Fibre Muse Bronze + Silver Rewards ※  

Anything that they get, you get too!


※  TWO free pattern downloads at the end of the month ※  The Silver level gets one free pattern download, THIS level gets two!

Goals
72% complete
This will cover Ravelry fees and other low-end expenses.

When we reach this goal, I will design an exclusive pattern just for Patreons!
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Welcome to Aroha Knits!

My name is Francoise, but feel free to call me Frenchie!

Mystic Fibre Muse. Yarn Alchemist. Franco-Maori American Australian living in Japan.

My Mission:
At Aroha Knits, I aim to inspire and empower fibre artists to transform their yarn so they can manifest more joy, healing, connection and creativity into their lives, one stitch at a time.

My work as a knitwear designer focuses on exploring the intersection of the four aspects of making: for self-care, self-discovery, self-expression and selflessness with my journey of making sense of my multicultural identity. 

I invite you to be inspired and empowered as well to manifest the magic of making to transform your life as I transform mine.

What’s Patreon?
To understand what Patreon is first, a bit of a vocab lesson. Patreon is a play on the word “patron”, as in patron of the arts.

"patron of the arts (ˈpeɪtrən əv ðɪ ɑːts) noun. someone who acts as a patron to or supports charities, organizations, and individuals that work in or concern the arts."

This was the founding idea behind the creation of Patreon. For centuries, even stretching back to the early days of the Greeks, lovers and supporters of art would pay their favorite creators to continue... creating! They didn’t get much in return, except the recognition and appreciation of their support and the satisfaction of their contribution of keeping the arts alive. Usually such Patrons were wealthy and could pretty much afford to pay for the artist’s lifestyle.

Nowadays things have changed thanks to the internet. One main difference is that art, in both consuming and supporting it, is now much more accessible to many more people, thanks to platforms like Patreon. And us creators can give much more tangible rewards in return. So now not only do you get the satisfaction of directly supporting your favorite creators and makers, you get rewards for it too.

For transparency's sake, here is where the money we receive from Patreon goes:

  • To pay our team members, Sarah, Jenessa and Ash for the work that they do for me every single day. They allow me to spend my time and energy in other places of the business and really help keep my stress levels down.
  • To pay for services such as tech-editing, to ensure my work is to the best standard it can be and grading, to make my garments size-inclusive. I have found a wonderful grader who is able to grade my patterns up to NINE sizes, from 0/2 (XS) to 32/34 (5XL).
  • To fund the Fibre Muse Podcast. This is a passion project that I care deeply about, and I think it's become even more vital now. I aim to interview crafters of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community and other underrepresented communities in the industry to highlight their stories.
  • NEW To pay for services such as transcribing podcast episodes. The conversations in the fibre community about racism this past month had me thinking how I could practice better allyship. And there are a lot areas I need to work on, one being, making my work more accessible. So I found a service that can transcribe podcast episodes for me, which will be included with each new podcast release. The transcripts will be free to all. 
And as a reward for you all in return (depending on your pledge level):
- Early access to new podcast episodes + transcripts, and blog posts.
- Membership to the Patreon-only FB group
- Free pattern download at the end of the month
- Free shipping (US only) on physical products

Transform your yarn,
Frenchie, Founder of Aroha Knits

Recent posts by Francoise Danoy

Tiers
Fibre Muse Bronze
$2 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support and contribution! This helps me keep creating more content every single day and pay my team.


※  Membership to the exclusive Facebook Group ※  

Patrons get an exclusive community to engage with each other and discuss new episodes of the Fibre Muse Podcast and blog posts and interact with me on a weekly basis!


※  Get early access to to new podcast episodes ※  
You'll get new podcast episodes a few days before everyone else, plus attend the LIVE recordings (hosted through the Facebook Group).


※  Get early access to to new blog posts ※  

You'll get access to all new written content from the Aroha Knits blog here first!


※  Free Shipping (US ONLY) ※  


Fibre Muse Silver
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support and contribution! This helps me keep creating more content every single day and pay my team.


※  All of the Fibre Muse Bronze Rewards ※  

Anything that they get, you get too!


※  FREE pattern download at the end of the month ※  

At the end of the month you will get a special download code for ANY pattern in the Aroha Knits Ravelry shop.

Fibre Muse Gold
$10 or more per month

Thank you so much for your support and contribution! This helps me keep creating more content every single day and pay my team.


※  All of Fibre Muse Bronze + Silver Rewards ※  

Anything that they get, you get too!


※  TWO free pattern downloads at the end of the month ※  The Silver level gets one free pattern download, THIS level gets two!