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Craft Tutorials

Beginner Crochet

The beautiful art of crocheting is a lifelong skill that will connect you with so many crafters.  The creative possibilities are endless. Make your own garments, afghans, fashion accessories, and home accents.  Everyone starts as a beginner learning basic stitches, or even refreshing your stitch knowledge as you begin a new project.


Beginner Knit

Learning how to knit will bring you hours of satisfaction and relaxation.  Begin with a basic cast on, knit stitch, crochet stitch, and cast off.  Continue with a few basics like the Garter Stitch and Seersucker stitch, with some patience you'll find your confidence soar as you knit beautiful projects.

Plastic Canvas Stitches

There is so much creativity in modern plastic canvas crafts that its hard to choose a favorite stitch, or type of Plastic Canvas Craft.  If you are new to Plastic Canvas this is an excellent place to start.  Learn stitch techniques and best practices for creating you masterpiece. 

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Acrylic Yarns

Acrylic Yarn

Synthetic fibers such as acrylic and microfibers are durable, long wearing yarns that know how to hold their shape and color! Acrylics and microfibers have low moisture uptake, and can be manufactured for a variety of benefits like wicking properties and antibacterial or anti microbal properties.  This makes them perfect for handmade items like baby clothes and blankets, or outerwear like mittens and hats.


Affordable Luxurious Alpaca Yarn

If there were one perfect natural fiber for yarn, it would be Alpaca! Alpaca Yarn is so luxurious and versatile we are sure you will want to try it. Mary Maxim has two unique yarn lines that are Alpaca/Acrylic blends and are an excellent ...

Yarn Guide


Yarn Guide

We love yarn. It is really that simple. Yarn is our favorite crafting material no matter if we are knitting, crocheting, working on a plastic canvas craft or doing some rug hooking. There are so many variables in yarn, particularly variables in yarn weights that having a yarn guide handy is a wonderful tool when shopping and planning for projects. 

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Knit Patterns

Crochet Patterns

Exclusive Crafts

Crafting Kits

The best craft kits for all ages and abilities, enjoy exclusive crafts like quilt magic, paint by number, diamond dotz, diamond art, embroidery and so much more.

Crafting is much more than just an outlet for personal expression or a way to pass the time.  Partaking in your favorite past times is a great stress reliever.


Great for the dog park!!

"My two young labs absolutely love this toy. They are rough on toys, so we have to work with them on not trying to destroy a toy the moment it is given to them. 

This "flying squirrel" immediately became and continues to be a high value toy, so it is put up and out of the way when not being played with. Lightweight and flexible, but even so, the toy is really durable.”

Mary Maxim is the best place to find exclusive crafts and get in on the latest trends.  With over 65 years of experience we take our crafting very seriously.  We may love yarn, but we were raised on glitter and all things creative.  Make sure to check out some of our favorite crafts like Diamond Dotz and Diamond Art Crafts, 

Puzzles

Puzzles are great for keeping your brain nimble and active. Studies have shown that doing jigsaw puzzles can improve cognition and visual-spatial problem solving. Puzzles crafts are great for every age, and are available in a variety of interests and number of pieces.


Plastic canvas a wonderfully sculpture like craft that typically uses plastic mesh as a foundation for needlepoint or other embroidery work, usually using acrylic or wool knitting yarn. Due to its rigidity, it is a favorite choice for for creating 3-dimensional objects such as tissue box covers, small wall hangings, Christmas Ornaments, and other decorative objects.


Holiday Crafting

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