Haliburton School of The ArtsMonika Stramaglia has been machine knitting for over 30 years. Ten years ago, when she began hand-knitting, she started to combine hand and machine knitting, as well as crocheting. Machine knitting allows her to knit trendy garments and accessories in a very timely manner. Monika is captivated by machine knitting, and thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion through classes at the Creative Festival in Toronto, Knitter's Jamboree, through private lessons, and through her own pattern designs, available on Ravelry.com. Currently she is also teaching knitting and crocheting to adults and children for the Town of Richmond Hill and local yarn stores. Monika is especially proud of having been recently acknowledged in A Needle Pulling Thread as a "creative teacher extraordinaire".