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.

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.

I Love Value Yarn

Not all value yarns are created the same.  We believe that everyone should have access to the tools and materials of their artistry.  With so many options to choose from we are so happy that you chose Mary Maxim yarns, and when you need to stretch the dollar that you again choose our value yarn.  …

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I love Yarn Week – Sweater Weather

We can’t let I Love Yarn Week pass without featuring Mary Maxim Sweaters.  We are famous for our beautifully designed garments.  The Mary Maxim sweater has evolved from the Cowichan Style bulky knit sweater in the 1950’s and 1960’s to the modern and fashionable sweater kits that are available today.  Right now enjoy 25% off all sweater and Poncho Kits on www.marymaxim.com and on www.marymaxim.ca

I Love Titan and other Bulky and Chunky yarns

It’s I Love Yarn week and all week long we are celebrating our love for yarn.  I Love Yarn day is usually celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of October but we decided to dedicate this whole week to our favorite yarns.  Today we celebrate Mary Maxim Titan as well as some of our other favorite bulky yarns.

I Love Yarn Week

Fiber Artists are celebrating the love for their craft and the yarn that makes it possible all week long. Make sure to check back every day all week long and enter our special giveaway. We are also hosting free patterns, product reviews, and free downloads during I Love Yarn Week.  

October Blog Exclusive Preview – Free Pattern

We are putting the finishing touches on our October Blog Exclusive.  Candy Corn was our inspiration for this triangle cowl.  We hope you’ve enjoyed our cowl designs recently, we are working on other items for November. The Sweet Treat Cowl is an Intermediate crochet pattern that features a variety of stitches and some beautiful puff textures.

It’s Sweater Weather – Top 5 Mary Maxim Sweaters

The crisp air leads to guilty pleasures.  There is something special that happens when you cozy up on a cool fall day with a cup of coffee or tea, a hand-knit sweater, and a good book.  Sometimes we knitters and crocheters may even feel a little guilty for enjoying the same cold weather that forces our loved ones to wear their handmade hats and gloves as they venture outdoors.  This week on our blog we are featuring: It’s Sweater Weather -Top 5 Mary Maxim Sweaters.

The Ragg ‘D Anne Beanie – FREE PATTERN

FREE PATTERN- The Ragg ‘D Anne Beanie is now available as a Free Pattern Download.  You can find the matching Ragg ‘D Anne Triangle Cowl on our blog as well to craft yourself the perfect fall Accessories for your cool-weather adventures.

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