Author - Kendra Sagash

Technique Tuesday – Pattern Help

Repeats and Symbols One of the most common errors or issues with understanding patterns is interpreting repeats. We use symbols, brackets, and parenthesis as a way to simplify and shorten a pattern. We would like to break down part of a couple of patterns that have several different types of repeats and help explain each part. Example round: In...

Bits and Pieces

We all have them. Tiny bits and pieces of yarn. Not really enough to do much with, but we don’t want it to go to waste. There are a lot of projects you can do with just one or two yards of yarn. And what about those 2-inch pieces that you cut off after you are done weaving in ends? There are a lot of things you can do with those pieces. If...

Who is Mary? – Our Call Centers!

When calling Mary Maxim, you don’t have to go through an automated phone system, pressing number prompts just trying to get to a human being. With having both U.S. and Canadian operations, we have 19 representatives in the U.S. and 12 in Canada all available to assist you. Our call center is trained to handle a wide vary of tasks. They can...

Little Pink Dress

For almost 60 years our Mary Maxim retail store, which is attached to our U.S. offices in Port Huron, Michigan, has been known for our iconic pink bags; if you saw people with these bags you KNEW where they had been shopping. When we had a new store opening in London, Ontario we began thinking of a unique statement piece that we could feature...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Spring is finally here, and that also means baseball season is back! Are you a fan of baseball or have a family member that loves a certain team? Several staff members here at Mary Maxim are jumping on board to do a knit and crochet along for a wins-losses scarf for each of our favorite teams and we want you to join along! We will be sharing our...

Crochet Hero! Helping Through Stitching.

We would like to introduce to you a crochet hero, Gay Hutson of Arizona. Gay is 82 and has been crocheting since she was 7 years old. For the past 15 years Gay has been crocheting for local charities, enlisting the help of her neighbors and community to help her with whatever they can. Gay belongs to her local VFW hall and through them she got...