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Mrs. Mary Frances Kramel Hazmark is of German and Czech descent. She has resided in Libuse, Alexandria, Beaumont, Lake Charles, and now resides in Deville, Louisiana. She and her husband have two daughters, one son, and four grandchildren. The type of needlework that Mary does is diverse. She can crochet, embroider, knit, and sew. Mary first learned to use her sewing hands from her mother and now self-creates many of her designs. Unfortunately, she is unable to continue her needlework because of severe arthritis in her hands.
Hazmark has worked tirelessly to promote, document, & preserve Czech culture. She has participated in many festivals, including the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival and Czech Festival.
Updated Febuary 20, 2017 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff