Hi there. TextilesandBicycles is an extension of my previous knit-blog: Mona Makes (It, Obsessively), which I started with a simple goal of becoming part of a rich community of people that make things.

Here I share my projects, thoughts, and rants on two of my greatest interests: art & craft and urbanism. Both are intertwined by underlying principles of environmentalism and respect for life–in all forms.

I knit and sew because it’s amazing. It’s fulfilling. It makes me a part of the group of people I respect the most: the artisan, the maker of the necessary.

I ride my bicycle everywhere because it’s fast, healthy, and it hurts no one (except possible me) by doing so.

I feel really strongly about these two aspects of my life because they carry with them ideas that have the potential to transform our culture with a real ethical shift: buy less and make more, drive less and bike (or walk) more, waste less and share more, sit less and move more, and this could go on (and will)….


4 Responses to “about”

  1. Sandra Soroka Says:

    jeez you and I are very similar. I love biking, photography AND i just started knitting. Rock on!

  2. Sorren Says:

    hey, I am trying to get in touch with you because I am in the market for a replacement for my beloved sewing machine and you said you loved yours. I was wondering what you have . . .
    Sorren Thule

  3. mmmona Says:

    Hi Sorren–I have a Bernina Activa 230 and it’s great. I definitely recommend it. Berninas are very expensive, but I’ve been told they’re kind of a lifetime investment and Bernina allows you to trade up. Again, I’m really happy with mine and think it was worth the price. Good luck!

  4. Hailey Says:

    Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.


    Hailey William

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