My name is Eris. I live and work in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I want to make garments that become part of your identity. That embellish your personality. I love the intimacy of clothing. We have favorite garments. Things that give us confidence and comfort. Things we relax into wearing. This is the feeling Modique Couture wants to imbue.
I not only make clothing, I make the fabric the clothing is made from. My work is one of a kind original and duplicate designs are impossible to produce because of ADHD. I use this to my advantage. I am constantly moving forward from one design to the next, which is why all my garments are reversible.
I have been hand-knitting and crocheting for 28 years, since I was 14. I taught myself from America's Crochet Book, 1972, by Gertrude Taylor. I have been an autodidact all of my life. I taught myself to use knitting machines from their manuals. I have been working with the machines since 2014. I currently own 5 machines varying in age (1966-1988), gauge (4.5mm-9mm), and capabilities. Two of my machines have punch-card and computerized capabilities, but I rarely use those features as I prefer to pattern manually. However, I sometimes draw patterns and import them into my hacked Brother 940. I service and repair my machines myself. For seaming, I use an English linker, which is like a fancy sewing machine for knits. It creates a strong, handsome, chain-stitch seam. I love seams. They are the skeleton of the garment.
I strive to use eco-friendly materials, and to always know where my fiber is sourced, spun, and dyed.
I enjoy traveling to shows with my 1966 Brother Profile 551 to give demonstrations. I look forward to seeing you and showing you my craft!