Who is the Fibre Muse?
All Aroha Knits offerings are designed with the best interests of the Fiber Muse in mind.
Who is the Fiber Muse? What does she believe in? And more importantly, are you one, and what type of Fiber Muse are you?
Thoughtful, soulful and adventurous in spirit, the Fiber Muse seeks knitting as a form of expressing herself creatively, to help and serve others, a method of self-care, and a path to creating a deeper connection with the world around her.
She craves deeper connections with her craft: learning about the story behind the design, its origins, history, and significance. She loves learning about other cultures, and how they have contributed to the fiber arts. It gives her a special sense of connectedness to know the roots of a yarn, design or pattern. It makes her happy to support indie artists who value sustainability, their heritage, and the preservation of culture.
She enjoys knitting as a form of self-care, in order to get away from the noise of the world, and uses her "me" time to soothe, quieten, heal, reflect, and ponder. In a world where she does not have a lot of control, or peaceful time to herself, knitting provides that small sanctuary where she can step back from the noise and the rush, and enjoy being in the moment.
She wants to make a difference in other people's lives. Generous, giving and compassionate, she uses her craft to lighten up their day and make the world a fuzzier and warmer place.
She utilizes color, texture, and fiber to explore the boundaries of her creativity and imagination. She loves engaging and meditative projects, where the finished result looks much more complicated than it is in actuality. Being able to fill her world with color and texture, when it is often grey and dull, and finding the time to create something beautiful, truly fills her soul with delight and happiness.
She seeks a community where she can let her creativity and magic run wild and free, yet harness it to transform her yarn into a unique hand knit piece of fiber art, as well as create bonds and friendships with like-minded Muses, who will inspire and motivate her on a daily basis.
There are four types of Fibre Muses: the Dreamer, the Seeker, the Giver, and the Mystic. All these Fibre Muses share the same qualities as each other, but each one manifests their special type of magic more strongly than the others. Which one are you?
TRansform your yarn into fibre art
When you purchase an Aroha Knits design, you're not just getting another pattern to be added to your library and then forgotten about.
Each design is created for you, the Fibre Muse, to help you express your creative self, develop a deeper connection to your craft, unwind and heal, or make a difference in the world, no matter how small.
From one-skein stash busters to gift to friends and family, to designs that draw heavily from my cultural heritage, to meditative and relaxing patterns, or projects that allow you to go as creative and wild as you want, you'll find a well-written, fully tech-edited and test knit, easy to follow design that's perfect for you.
Complete with full pattern support, such as written and charted instructions, written and video tutorials, stitch count tables, schematics, and quick email responses, you don't have to feel concerned about casting on a new project, or frustrated about completing it.
All that's left is you! So get ready to tap into your creativity and magic to transform your yarn into a piece of fibre art by visiting my Ravelry shoppe or becoming a Patreon member today!
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5 Shawls, 5 Days Challenge
Demystify Shawl Construction, Expand Your Creativity
Learn how to form 5 different shawl shapes, demystify the process of shawl construction and diversify your shawl design library. This challenge is for any knitter, designer or fiber boss wanting to learn more about shawl construction.
ColorWork Catalyst WORKSHOP
Deconstruct the mystery and eliminate the fear behind color work patterns
Learn the basics of color work knitting in 5 days. This is a FREE workshop that goes over the basics and fundamentals of color work, starting with how to pick colors for our project, to how to read color work charts, to working up some small swatches to get a hands on practice of three different color work techniques.
"I absolutely LOVE knitting any pattern by Francoise from ArohaKnits! She makes complicated lacework and even color work approachable and doable. She takes intimidating concepts and makes them super easy to understand and tackle. My favorite patterns of her's are the lacework hats. They look fun, classy, and complicated to onlookers but super easy to make. Her pattern writing is intuitive and easy to understand! What I LOVE most about her designs are that they all have a little bit of Francoise in them with her culture and I love that I can learn something from every pattern I work on! She is by far the designer I've knit from the most and I will continue to do so! I am always excited for her new releases!
- Chelsea Fitch, Knit Fitch
"I like [Aroha Knits] because there’s something very personal in them, she has her own style. And when I knit them, it’s relaxing, but I have also the challenge of an interesting garment or lace or binding off or something that makes a ‘simple’ pattern turn into a beautiful and well finished one."
- Patricia, Cose La Luna
[Her] patterns are very easy to read. You don’t have to guess what she means, like some designers “assume” you know to do such and such before you do the next step. She writes the pattern so that even a new knitter would be able to knit something more advanced. I think that is important for new knitters to be able to advance their skills without getting frustrated and end up frogging the design. I can’t tell you how many times I did that early on with other patterns that I loved, but just couldn’t understand their writing. She also always includes a new or different technique in each pattern. So again, for a newer knitter, this allows them to grow and can get a sense of accomplishment that they created something beautiful, as well as learning something new to further their abilities.
J’ai été à chaque fois ravie des modèles que j’ai pu tricoter, qui ne sont pas très compliqués , qui sont assez rapides à faire et qui ont un rendu fantastique ! J’attends avec impatience de nouveaux designs.
- Paule Robert