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)….