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.

Why Should You Sign-Up?
I offer multiple tier levels for pledges, each with their own rewards and bonuses. As mentioned before, I don’t want to rely solely on "Pay us because you'll feel good!" to keep Aroha Knits up and running. Sure, it feels great and amazing to support your favorite makers but I also want to make sure you get your money’s worth out of it (I like to overcommit here). It's super easy to edit or cancel a pledge month to month, so there's no risk becoming a Patreon!

The main reason we set up this Patreon is to cover our monthly expenses: making sure my team gets paid, as well as the rest of the bills for the programs and software that keeps Aroha Knits running. At the moment, this totals to about $2.5k each month.

Hitting that goal in of itself will be a HUGE deal to me, as it will allow me to focus on creating new knitwear designs, continue running workshops and challenges, and working on expanding or bettering the Aroha Knits brand, without having to worry about making ends meet and paying bills. If you appreciate and find yourself inspired and motivated by the work and value we provide to the fibre community, then please sign-up!

Do you have to sign up? Of course not! There are other ways to support us, and we will continue to create as it is allowed for us. However, if you are already a huge fan of Aroha Knits designs and call yourself a Fibre Muse, becoming a Patreon the most efficient way to support us, AND you get specialized rewards for doing so.

We are so fortunate to have such a loyal and dedicated community of Fibre Muses. Without you, Aroha Knits would not be where it is today!

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!


※  Your name in the credits section of the Fibre Muse Quarterly lookbook + patterns  ※  

Your contribution makes my work possible, so I want to acknowledge you in the credits section of the Fibre Muse Quarterly lookbook + patterns from the issue!

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!


※  Exclusive discounts on new pattern releases ※  

You'll get a 50% off discount code on any new patterns I release.


※  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 Half-Skein level gets one free pattern download, THIS level gets two!

Goals
58% 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.

Why Should You Sign-Up?
I offer multiple tier levels for pledges, each with their own rewards and bonuses. As mentioned before, I don’t want to rely solely on "Pay us because you'll feel good!" to keep Aroha Knits up and running. Sure, it feels great and amazing to support your favorite makers but I also want to make sure you get your money’s worth out of it (I like to overcommit here). It's super easy to edit or cancel a pledge month to month, so there's no risk becoming a Patreon!

The main reason we set up this Patreon is to cover our monthly expenses: making sure my team gets paid, as well as the rest of the bills for the programs and software that keeps Aroha Knits running. At the moment, this totals to about $2.5k each month.

Hitting that goal in of itself will be a HUGE deal to me, as it will allow me to focus on creating new knitwear designs, continue running workshops and challenges, and working on expanding or bettering the Aroha Knits brand, without having to worry about making ends meet and paying bills. If you appreciate and find yourself inspired and motivated by the work and value we provide to the fibre community, then please sign-up!

Do you have to sign up? Of course not! There are other ways to support us, and we will continue to create as it is allowed for us. However, if you are already a huge fan of Aroha Knits designs and call yourself a Fibre Muse, becoming a Patreon the most efficient way to support us, AND you get specialized rewards for doing so.

We are so fortunate to have such a loyal and dedicated community of Fibre Muses. Without you, Aroha Knits would not be where it is today!

Transform your yarn,
Frenchie, Founder of Aroha Knits

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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!


※  Your name in the credits section of the Fibre Muse Quarterly lookbook + patterns  ※  

Your contribution makes my work possible, so I want to acknowledge you in the credits section of the Fibre Muse Quarterly lookbook + patterns from the issue!

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!


※  Exclusive discounts on new pattern releases ※  

You'll get a 50% off discount code on any new patterns I release.


※  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 Half-Skein level gets one free pattern download, THIS level gets two!