Kentucky Tourism

Krahulec, Mary Margaret

Louisville, KY


knitted wearables

Mary Margaret Krahulec grew up in Louisville and for 35 years, lived in Washington D.C,. where she worked as a meeting planner for large organizations. Mary Margaret moved back to Kentucky in 1997 to take care of her mother, and when her husband retired from the military, they built a home in Shelby County, on a small farm.


Creativity goes back many generations in Mary Margaret’s family. Her great grandmother spun wool for all her neighbors in Breckinridge County to supplement her income as a widow with five children. Her grand-mother was a weaver and Mary Margaret is a self-taught knitter.


Mary Margaret has been knitting for 34 years, having started to pass time during business travels. Late in her life, Mary Margaret’s mother bought her a spinning wheel so that she could learn some of her ancestor’s skills. She has since learned not only to spin but also to weave and crochet. At the 2009 KY State Fair, she won 20 awards in the categories of spinning, knitting, weaving, and crochet to be the 2009 Blue Ribbon Winner in Fiber.


Mary Margaret’s most enjoys making Irish knit sweaters and designing new items.


Works by Mary Margaret Krahulec can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.