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Ariane's studio

Co-founder of Textillia with my spouse Bruno! We started Textillia to fill the gaping Ravelry-sized hole in the sewing community, and are so excited to see it growing and coming to life, all thanks to our awesome community members! I learned to sew as a teenager growing up in Saskatchewan (the Canadian prairies), and even had a short-lived small business making organic cotton bags and accessories during university. I didn't start sewing garments until a few years ago when I had to stop knitting due to arthritis, and I quickly fell in absolute love with making my own clothes!

I'm also an urban planning and sustainability nerd, and have a Masters degree in Health Geography. Before chronic illness thwarted my career plans, I worked as a client and project manager for web development companies and did a term as Documentation Co-lead for the Drupal open source software project (which is the software used to build Textillia, and also how I met Bruno!) Aside from sewing, Textillia, and hanging out with Bruno, I love watching Star Trek (TNG), patting strangers' dogs, birds and plants, drawing, writing, growing a garden, reading books, drinking tea, and appreciating all the small joys in life.

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