Francoise Danoy is creating knitwear designs.
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Welcome to Aroha Knits, where we transform yarn into moments and experiences.

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

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

Our Mission:
I’m a knitwear designer who curates words, images, and patterns to connect us more deeply to the story of why we create, for the knitter seeking to transmogrify knitting into experiences and moments that bless and uplift themselves and others.

I’m on a mission to start a movement. I believe that our art and work as knitters can make a difference. More than ever, this craft, which forces us to slow down and breathe for just a moment, is needed in our society of instant gratification and go-go-go.

Knitting is not just a hobby, but a form of art. It is a powerful medium of bringing more joy, healing, creativity, and connection into our lives… one stitch at a time.

Through intentional creation, we are capable of transformative impact.

Knitting is magical and powerful. And I’m here to show you how your passion for knitting can make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

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 virtual assistant Sarah and my copy/tech editor Nancy get 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

Rewards
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.


※  Get exclusive and early access to to new podcast episodes ※  
You'll get new podcast episodes a day before everyone else, plus the unedited and raw versions of the Fibre Muse Podcast right after recording!


※  Get early access to to new blog posts ※  

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


※  Monthly recap behind-the-scenes video ※ 

At the end of the month, you'll get an exclusive vlog recap of the goings-on behind-the-scenes of Aroha Knits for the month.


※  FREE Shipping ※  

(US ONLY) Forever free shipping on products in the Aroha Knits shop (international Patrons will get a discount)

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.


※  90 Minute Virtual Knit Night via Google Hangouts ※  

Come knit with me and others in the Fibre Muse Patreon community every month for 90 minutes via Google Hangouts. Times will be posted beforehand.

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!


※  Your name in the credits of podcast episodes! ※  

I'll credit your name at the end of the Fibre Muse and Yarn Alchemist Podcasts!


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

Yarn Alchemist Apprentice
$50 or more per month
※ All of the Fibre Muse Rewards ※

Anything that they get, you get too!


※ 30 Minute One-on-one Coaching Calls ※ 

Need some guidance and coaching on becoming a knitwear designer? I can coach you!


※ FREE Fibre Muse Tote Bag ※ 

As a thank you for joining this level, you'll get a FREE tote bag from me!

Goals
29% complete
This will cover ALL expenses!

When we reach this goal, I will design an exclusive pattern just for Patreons!
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Welcome to Aroha Knits, where we transform yarn into moments and experiences.

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

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

Our Mission:
I’m a knitwear designer who curates words, images, and patterns to connect us more deeply to the story of why we create, for the knitter seeking to transmogrify knitting into experiences and moments that bless and uplift themselves and others.

I’m on a mission to start a movement. I believe that our art and work as knitters can make a difference. More than ever, this craft, which forces us to slow down and breathe for just a moment, is needed in our society of instant gratification and go-go-go.

Knitting is not just a hobby, but a form of art. It is a powerful medium of bringing more joy, healing, creativity, and connection into our lives… one stitch at a time.

Through intentional creation, we are capable of transformative impact.

Knitting is magical and powerful. And I’m here to show you how your passion for knitting can make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

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 virtual assistant Sarah and my copy/tech editor Nancy get 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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Rewards
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.


※  Get exclusive and early access to to new podcast episodes ※  
You'll get new podcast episodes a day before everyone else, plus the unedited and raw versions of the Fibre Muse Podcast right after recording!


※  Get early access to to new blog posts ※  

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


※  Monthly recap behind-the-scenes video ※ 

At the end of the month, you'll get an exclusive vlog recap of the goings-on behind-the-scenes of Aroha Knits for the month.


※  FREE Shipping ※  

(US ONLY) Forever free shipping on products in the Aroha Knits shop (international Patrons will get a discount)

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.


※  90 Minute Virtual Knit Night via Google Hangouts ※  

Come knit with me and others in the Fibre Muse Patreon community every month for 90 minutes via Google Hangouts. Times will be posted beforehand.

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!


※  Your name in the credits of podcast episodes! ※  

I'll credit your name at the end of the Fibre Muse and Yarn Alchemist Podcasts!


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

Yarn Alchemist Apprentice
$50 or more per month
※ All of the Fibre Muse Rewards ※

Anything that they get, you get too!


※ 30 Minute One-on-one Coaching Calls ※ 

Need some guidance and coaching on becoming a knitwear designer? I can coach you!


※ FREE Fibre Muse Tote Bag ※ 

As a thank you for joining this level, you'll get a FREE tote bag from me!