Monday, September 30, 2013

New Workshop

This workshop is open to non-members of AAFG

Workshop and Runway Show with Maggie Jackson, Award Winning International Knitwear Designer     Presented by the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild,  October 12 - 14.

Saturday, October 12, 9am to 4pm  "Oh No, Not Another Scarf:" Workshop
Sunday, October 13, 9am to 4pm  "Wearable Art" Workshop
Monday, October 14:  Fashion Show of Maggie Jackson's knitted garments and accessories follows the 7pm business meeting of the Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild.  Free to AAFG members. $10.00 donation by guests.

Workshop:  Washtenaw Community College 

In Saturday's workshop you will create a sampler piece of your own design using Maggie's signature stitches like rag knot, tubes, splits, and ladder stitch. The sampler piece can be turned into a scarf, purse or table runner.  Under Maggie's guidance you will learn finishing techniques and tips she learned from having 45 knitters in Ireland when she did Ready-to-Wear. 

Sunday's workshop will take you beyond the previous day with even more of Maggie's interesting textures, stitches and techniques. Ramping things up a notch, you will learn how to incorporate other materials to expand you creativity with two colored frilled tubes, bows, two colored picot tubes and much more. Maggie will help you broaden your horizon and create a whole new style of knitting. 

Registration fee for the weekend workshop (both days) is $170 for AAFG members and $210 for non members.  A materials fee of $40, payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop, covers all yarns for projects both days. You bring #7 or #8 bamboo, wood or plastic needles, a darning needle, scissors and a bag lunch. If you wish, you may share  this workshop with a friend, splitting the fees and the days. Contact Sandy Kunkle ( or 734-997-9032) to register. 

Fashion Show:  Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

Maggie Jackson will host a fashion show of her knitted garments and accessories on live models. Garments can be tried on and purchased after the show. Maggie will also have books of her designs available for purchase.  Refer to Maggie's website for a sneak peek at the kinds of garments she has shown in Paris, London, New York and soon Ann Arbor. There is accessible access. For more information contact Sandy Kunkle:

 ( or 734-997-9032) to register. 

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