Françoise Danoy is a bi-racial, multi-cultural, takatāpui crafter of colour who works to empower knitters – whom she calls Fibre Muses – by exploring the intersection of making with identity, so they can think deeply about why they create to make a transformational impact with their craft.
Françoise’s designs draw influence from her Māori heritage, where she transform the myths, legends, and other stories into stitches and connect them to the story of why we make. Through this recreation, her work aims to remember the past and strengthen the future for the Māori culture and people, while enriching the present knitting community and be a representative for the third-space generation.
Françoise’s classes are sponsored by DyeNinja.
Exploring Māori Traditions Through Stranded Colourwork
7 September, 10am – 1pm
8 September 2019, 10am – 1pm
Venue Boardroom, Dewars Centre, Glover Street, PH2 0TH
In this class students will:
- Learn about the different taaniko motifs, their meaning and significance.
- Cast on a simple colourwork hat project that features one such motif.
2 x 50g skeins of DK weigh in two separate colours (one skein of each ), a 4.5mm (US 7) circular needle or DPNs, a locking stitch marker, pen or pencil and paper.
Students should be comfortable with colourwork techniques prior to attending this class.