Francoise is a Franco-Māori Australian-American knitwear designer living in San Antonio, Texas. She started her knitwear design career while living in the mountains of Southern Japan. Her designs draw influence from her Māori background, as she uses the pattern creation process as a way to reconnect to her roots. Her favourite designs to create are lace shawls and colorwork cowls. She also teaches aspiring and beginner knitwear designers how to transform their ideas and yarn into patterns of their own making.