Welcome to MarNic Designs!
MarNic Designs is the creation of Maria E. Gollek of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1995 fulfilling a goal of owning my own design enterprise. MarNic Designs is the combination of my first name and the word "niche". I, Maria have found my niche under this design venue. Cross stitching grabs my imagination. It is interspersed with photography, writing, drawing, teaching and other interesting endeavours.
I invite retail inquiries. If you have any questions or concerns, regarding my work or ideas please contact me via or phone
In August of this year (2016) I moved north of the town of Goderich. Iím on the lake, surrounded by trees, wildlife and quiet. Meanwhile the closest town, Goderich, is steeped in historic charm and natural beauty, on the shore of Lake Huron, takes pride in its reputation as Canada's prettiest town and winner of multiple Communities In Bloom Awards. Marinas, parks, beaches, walking trails, golf, fishing, special events, museums, heritage architecture and our rich maritime history are just a few of the attractions to enjoy. Here are a few pictures of the Goderich area. Click on the pictures to view a larger version. Click on the large pictures again to close them.
I am now selling my designs live and in person every week at the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. Iím in the Market Tent (big white domed tent structure), at the entrance closest to the corner of King and Weber Streets (by the washrooms). Here is a site map of the St. Jacobs Farmers Market .
The Market is open Thursday and Saturday from 7 am - 3:30 pm, all year, and Tuesdays, June 16 - September 1, 2015, from 8 am - 3 pm.
A map with driving directions will help you get to the St. Jacobs Farmers Market easily. Hope to see you there!
Here is a new "How To" page with some basic cross stitch information and instructions.
I have assembled a variegated thread sampler chart and notes to illustrate the various effects that can be achieved through different techniques using variegated thread. I hope that this helps you add new variety to your own stitching projects.
Maria was featured as a "Designer of the Month" at Gitta's website for July, 2013. Please check out her site to see all the other wonderful designers that will also be featured in the upcoming months.
Here are the instructions for making a Fine Wire Necklace with the Wonder Knitter.
The Welcome Series of designs are new. They are quick easy projects, simple and fun to stitch. Hang them in your entranceway when done. Get one for each season and occasion.
Cats - Looking at Life in a New Way
Welcome - Frogs Rule
Online Shopping Available
We have added a secure shopping cart to our website. Along with PayPal we accept Visa, Mastercard and of course cheques or money orders. I hope you will take the time to browse our website to find that special design you are looking for!
Classes, Workshops and Shows
Nothing scheduled at this time!