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MAÏE - Montréal, Québec, Canada

An interview with Serge the cat for the "Miaou-Matin".

- HELLO MARIE-PAULE!
Hello Serge!

- WHAT IS YOUR WORK?
Inspired by my family, since 2014 I’ve been making toys, mainly in wool dyed with plants. I supply raplapla with ears, horns and snails. I learned my knitting skills at the Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles. In my work, I try leaving the door open to the imagination.

- DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO ? WHAT 3 OBJECTS CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT ?
My studio is at home. Often, I set up on the kitchen table or even better in the middle of the garden. My three essential tools are my knitting machine ; a round needle, a thread snipper or scissors and my knitting hook (a hook with a flaps to hold the stitches).

- WHO LIVE WITH YOU AND ARE THEIR NAMES ?
I live with my family : Aimé (my men), and our four kids Noam,Flore, Ophélie et Phoebé. I must have a plant or two… but I really don’t have a green thumb.

- DID YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TOY WHEN YOU WERE A KID ?
When I was little, my favorite plush was my big candy pink cow. Her name was Meuh-meuh. She had a burn on a but cheek, a torn off tail and an flat horn. I adored her…

- WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVORITE DESSERTS ?
I love desserts! It’s very difficult to choose only three. At the top of my list I would put : creme brulee, chocolate fondant and macaroons !!!

- THANK YOU, GOODBYE MARIE-PAULE.
Bye!

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