Welcome to the Pigeon Coop!
I'm Max Pigeon (he/him - il/lui) and I started the Pigeon Coop in 2017 as an outlet for the creative side of my personality. From a young age, I've always enjoyed drawing, creating art and making things. Once I discovered cross stitch, I knew it was the right medium for me as I get to design AND make beautiful things!
I was born in beautiful Québec, Canada and I have had a deep love and admiration for nature since my childhood. My passion for animals led me to study wildlife biology and pursue a career as a zookeeper and animal trainer. After a few years, I redirected my path into education and taught elementary grades for a decade before becoming a full-time entrepreneur at the Pigeon Coop!
When designing patterns, I am inspired by the beauty that Canada's nature and landmarks have to offer. I strive to create modern cross stitch designs that are appealing to stitchers and makers of all skill levels.
I am also a strong believer in creating sustainable products and I aim to make my kits as eco-friendly as they can be. We all have a role to play in helping protect the uncertain future of our planet and, as a product-based business owner, I don't take this responsibility lightly.
My years in education also taught me that learning to care for the environment starts at a young age. This is why I created the Crafty Pals, a line of kits for young stitchers designed to help spark their interest for the natural world around them.
I hope you enjoy the designs I create and your visit to the Coop. Never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments!