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
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.
A number of my older designs are now being Retired. These patterns will no longer be available for purchase. You will see the stamp image on the design pages as well as on the specifc pattern page.
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.
Mandala - Thailand
Enough Coffee - Plenty of Wine
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!