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Hand Knit Designer, Photographer, Tutor

Francoise Danoy

Francoise Danoy is a Franco-Maori, American-Australian knitwear designer and coach living in Osaka, Japan. Also known as Frenchie, through her company Aroha Knits she works to inspire and empower fibre artists to transform their yarn so they can manifest Aroha (Moari for love, compassion, and empathy), one stitch at a time. She's passionate about creating meaningful and fulfilling work that shakes up the industry and fibre community 'serving as a catalyst for transformative impact'.

Her designs which draw influences from her Maori heritage can be found in her Ravelry Pattern Store.

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