Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Meet the Designer: Raphaelle from Deux Souriceaux

Hi! I'm Raphaƫlle. I blog over at Deux Souriceaux and post pictures of life on Instagram under the same name. I now live in Brooklyn with my husband and two lovely daughters (9 and 6 years old) but we moved to the USA from Montreal almost 8 years ago. (I can't believe it's been that long already!) And yes, I do speak French. In fact, we only speak French at home so both girls are fully bilingual.
I'm a total textile nut. Before moving, I'd gone back to school to study it. I learned to weave, dye yarn, use a knitting machine... I started sewing to figure out how to do my fabrics justice. I became a fan of sewing for itself and a whole new world opened up. It isn't just about beautiful fabrics anymore but also how they can be transformed into unique and functional pieces. I have new ideas all the time. Keeping my focus on one at a time can be quite the challenge!
I enjoy creating simple, comfortable clothes with a few special details. A pretty trim, a clever pocket, a special textile... I'm proudest of myself when I succeed in creating a piece that perfectly marries form and function. I'm very excited to participate in this season of Project Run & Play. I've been dreaming of this for so long! Of course it has to happen when everything is topsy-turvy thanks to home renovations but this is too rare an opportunity to pass up. I can't wait to show you all my creations!

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