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Solène's Blog

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Portrait - Fonty

Solène Le Roux

For the Terroir collection, I wanted to showcase small yarn companies, the beautiful people behind them and local initiatives to promote natural yarns. Fonty is a bit different from the other companies that I chose because it’s a bit bigger, way older too and it is also a spinning mill which work is really important in the promotion of local natural yarn in France, so that’s why I wanted to introduce them to you!

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Portrait - Bouclelaine

Solène Le Roux

I discovered Bouclelaine back in April 2018. After a few messages on Instagram, I discovered a gorgeous world of colors and texture, an interesting initiative to promote local natural yarns from Brittany, and two beautiful persons: Brigitte and Clotilde, the mother-daughter creative duo at the head of this project.

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Expressing Your Style Through Knitting Your Own Clothes

Solène Le Roux

A few days ago, I did a post on Instagram where I shared how clothes have always been my favorite form of self-expression and how creating my own clothes through knitting has always had that power to make me feel confident to wear things that feel true to me. In the post, I asked the question: If you love it, what’s holding you back from wearing it? And I got a lot of great answers to that question!

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Finding Your Community

Solène Le Roux

When I talk to people outside the knitting world about what I do, I often feel like they don't really get it. They think that designing is a fun little hobby turned into a job, they think that knitting is something futile, not important. They're like "Oh, knitting is so fashionable now" as if my purpose was to look for fame, more likes on instagram and a perfect lifestyle blogger's life. They don't get how big, beautiful and important knitting is.  

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Bouclelaine - Yarn Review

Solène Le Roux

Bouclelaine is a small familly yarn company based in Brittany. They use local fibers to produce a range of beautiful natural yarns.  

I was very happy to collaborate with them to create Bucolique Cardigan because I've always been very interested in working with natural yarns and learning more about the process, from the sheeps to our needles. Clotilde and Brigitte, the founders of Bouclelaine gave me an interview where I learned a lot!

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My Inspiration for Becoming a Knitwear Designer

Solène Le Roux

One of my biggest inspiration for becoming a knitwear designer is my grandmother. Because knitting is a craft passed down from generations of women, I owe my craft to her, through my mother who taught me when I was a kid. But I owe her so much more than just my craft. 

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