Meet Madame Tricot, The Fun-Loving Psychiatrist Who Uses Knitting To Heal Trauma

Meet Madame Tricot, The Fun-Loving Psychiatrist Who Uses Knitting To Heal Trauma

If you’re a regular around here, you’ve seen Madame Tricot’s artistic knitting through the years – like her kooky genetics lab, and her realistic knitted meat – so I’m over-the-moon to be able to put a face to her work with this Great Big Story. And honestly, could you love her more? She is deeee-lightful!

I love how she talks about using knitting to heal trauma … she’s so right on.

Visit Dominique Kaehler Schweizer’s web site,, and follow her on Instagram, @MadameTricot.

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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