The Yarn Gourmet Important Information

Location: 2915 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend IN 46615 (across from River Park Furniture)
Phone: 574-232-9276

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 - 5
Friday: 10 - 8
Saturday: 9 - 3
Closed Sunday & Monday

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Maggie is coming to The Yarn Gourmet!!

Maggie Jackson - the Maggie of MaggiKnits - will be at The Yarn Gourmet the weekend of August 27 - 29!  Maggie is not just a knitter who designs patterns - she is a fashion designer who knits.

The weekend will start with a fashion show on Friday evening and the workshops will be on Saturday and Sunday.  Maggie's classes are exclusive and timeless as the many designs that make Maggiknits an award winning business.  During these 4 to 6 hour workshops (showing the Maggiknits collection previewed in the Fashion Show) Maggie personally guides students through the various steps that make a Maggiknits design unique.  Many students will leave the class thinking "outside the box" with their knitting.  Maggie shows stitches taught by no other teacher in her own unique way.

Friday (August 27) will start with drinks and hors d'oevres at 6 PM, during which you can try on Maggie's garments, look through books, and pet the yarn.  The Fashion Show will start at 7 and last about 1 hour.  When I was at the trade show a woman passed me wearing the most gorgeous knitted garment I had ever seen.  I literally chased her down and asked whose pattern / yarn it was, and the answer was "Maggiknits".  Believe me when I tell you - the Fashion show is not to be missed!

On Saturday "Oh No - Not Another Scarf" will be the first workshop.  You will be doing rag, splits, tubes and ladder stitch, plus Maggie will show you some finishing techniques.   "Wearable Art" (erroneously listed as "Knot It and Knit It" in the original post) will be on Sunday, working with different weights of yarn, feathers, leather to create your own yarn and think outside the box in a lacy stitch, short tube, ruffle stitch, loop stitch, and more.  Each workshop will begin at 10:30 AM and will run 4 to 6 hours.  Lunch will be provided by the Yarn Gourmet, and catered by Thyme of Grace.

The fee for the Fashion Show is $10, non-refundable.  Maggie is known for her excellent workshops and fantastic sense of humor.  Each workshop costs $110; if you sign up for both workshops the price is $200.  There is an early registration discount of $10 per workshop if you register by August 10.  If you must cancel attending, 50% of the registration fees will be refunded.  There is a maximum of 20 students per class, first come, first served.

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