Gwen Bautista

Gwen Bautista is a published Knit and Crochet Designer as well as an avid all-round crafter. She has been enjoying a career in design for 12 years and loves creating community spaces where artists, crafters, and makers of all abilities can show off their talent. Gwen's passion for designing relatable and intelligent design pieces ranges from delightful and modern fashion accessories to home accessories. Gwen pulls inspiration from the people in her life, which results in beautiful and trendy streetwear pieces as well as functional and fabulous home essentials. Maybe even more than her passion for design, Gwen's dedication to communicating and teaching others the skills she's developed as a designer proves her to be a modern expert in fiber arts.

Top 5 Plastic Canvas Crafts

Our Holiday Countdown continues with 25% off all Plastic Canvas Kits.  Follow along as we feature our top 5 Plastic Canvas Kits.  Don’t miss this sale, THIS OFFER ENDS TODAY! . . .

November Blog Exclusive Sneak Peek

We are carrying on our Sweet Treat theme for this month’s Blog Exclusive with a festive candy cane Corner to Corner lap-ghan pattern.  The Corner to Corner or (c2c) technique to crocheting your afghan adds wonderful texture to your afghan or throw.

Treat Yourself to a Crafting Splurge

Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of this amazing coupon.  Sometimes a great coupon hits your mailbox that you just have to use on a splurge-worthy item.  Below are 10 amazing must have craft items that you’ll definitely want to use this coupon for!  Use the code THIRTYONE at checkout, not valid on club memberships or gift cards.  Never miss a deal and subscribe to our mailing list here.

Rustic Pumpkins Review Part 2

Our friend and independent Designer Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn did a fantastic 2 part review of our Rustic Pumpkin kit on her blog.   See the first installment here and the final review below.

October Blog Exclusive – Sweet Treat Cowl – FREE PATTERN

We are so excited to release the Sweet Treat Cowl as our October Blog Exclusive pattern.  The Sweet Treat Cowl is a warm and stylish cowl designed to insulate you from the winter weather.  It’s a quick project that you can crochet in one setting with just 20 rows of stitches.  We hope you enjoy the Sweet Treat Cowl as much as we enjoyed designing it.  Make Sure to take a look at some of our other confection inspired color combinations.

I Love Yarn!

Thank you for joining us in I Love Yarn week.  Enjoy 25% off all Yarn on www.marymaxim.com and www.marymaxim.ca.  This sale ends Sunday, October 21st so DON’T MISS OUT!  

I Love Dk Yarn, and Other Light Weight Yarns

Today for I Love Yarn Week we celebrate Light Weight Yarns.  There is so much variety in our lightweight yarn selection.  We have recently added Amigurumi and Dishcloth to the Mary Maxim line of yarns.  Lightweight yarns are our favorites to design sweaters with.  Knitting with size 3 lightweight yarn typically gives the garment a better stitch definition and doesn’t add any bulk to the silhouette.

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