Maria Schmitt Gordon, Knitted Lace Artisan
Born in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Maria developed her craft of knitted lace at the early age of 13. She became a U.S. citizen in 1956 and made Florida her home where she raised four children. It was the empty nest syndrome that got Maria get back into her craft. Her specialty work with doilies and tablecloths has won her numerous blue ribbons in state and county fairs and even a “BEST IN SHOW” award. Usage of fine material and difficult patterns has not gone unrecognized.
Take a look at Maria’s creations. Her works of art are for sale or can be special ordered.
Sylvia Anderson, Daughter and Site Admin
Also born in Germany and the first of four children, I learned many skills as a child growing up in Florida. Sewing my own clothes as a teenager, creating macrame art and plant hangers, to crafts of all kinds, I exhibited my work in the county fairs as well. Knitting became of interest when Mom would spend summers with me. Learning the basics was a challenge much less learning how to read patterns. Mom still reads from German patterns. Lace knitting is a beautiful fine art and not well-known in the USA.
This website is intended to showcase my Mom’s beautiful work.