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Welcome to MarNic Designs!

MarNic Designs is the creation of Maria E. Gollek of Coniston, 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 519-574-7477.

I aspire, to inspire, before I expire.


New Information  Presently I'm living in the small town of Coniston, just outside of Sudbury, Ontario. Trails, trees, lakes and rock surround me. The Canadian Shield is even a permanent part of my basement. New adventures await. Wishing you a wonderful day. Happy Stitching!

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Here is a new "How To" page with some basic cross stitch PDF File 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.

Here are the instructions for making a Fine Wire Necklace with the Wonder Knitter.

Featured Designs!

Gnomes Canada Day

This is a FREE design with a Canada Day theme for you!
Download the pattern and have fun with this whimsical design!

Cardinal… Welcome Visitor

Online Shopping Available

We have added a secure shopping cart to our website. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and payments from your bank account through PayPal. We also accept 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!