About Monika

As far back as I can remember, I have been “making things”.  I learned to crochet when I was five, my mother taught me how to knit not long after.  I began sewing for my dolls when I was a child, using upholstery samples.

When my children were young, I made a lot of their clothes, and many of my own garments, especially for special occasions.  I also taught a children’s crafting and sewing class out of my home for a number of years.

I began machine knitting about 25+ years ago.  Then I began seriously looking at hand-knitting, and started to combine hand and machine knitting, as well as crocheting.  Exploring the plastic bed machines and the many novelty yarns on the market today has been very rewarding.

Machine knitting allows me to knit trendy garments and accessories in a very timely manner.  I am captivated by machine knitting, and thoroughly enjoy sharing my passion through classes at the Haliburton School of Art, the Creative Festival in Toronto, Knitter’s Jamboree, through private lessons, and through my own pattern designs, available on Ravelry.com.

I also teach knitting and crocheting to adults and children for the Town of Richmond Hill, and local yarn stores.

I am especially proud at having been recently acknowledged in A Needle Pulling Thread as a “creative teacher extraordinaire”.

Other areas of interest include sewing, crocheting, and embroidery (both hand and machine).