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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mary Maxim at the Museum!




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On our last day in Winnipeg we visited the Manitoba Museum and I finally got some knitting content! They have one display on Mary Maxim in the Manitoba crafts section. She started her yarn company in Sifton Manitoba. That is all I can find out about the history of Mary Maxim. I remember that her catalogues regularily came to our house when I was a child and I would scrutinize them from cover to cover. The sweater jackes seen hanging in the display are the main type of pattern associated with Mary Maxim.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Grandmother used to make a lot of the Mary Maxim kits. I remember going through her catalogs and being facsinated that someone could knit a cardigan with a black lab on the back.

All of my kids have lovely knitted Christmas stockings made from Mary Maxim kits. My Grandmother made them for the first 2 and since she was deceased by the time the 3rd child came, my best friend made him one.

Do they still have the catalogs? I would love to get one.

Cathy said...

Very cool display! Too bad there wasn't more info on her.