First, I would like to thank everyone who attended the Maggiknits fashion show and workshops - I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I will have LOTS of kits and yarns in the shop until September 12, so if there is anything you want I probably still have it. After that if I don';t have it I can special order it - Maggie is only 1 1/4 hours away.
Second - Maggie is introducing two brand new, never been taught before workshops this November, and I will have her back here to teach them in March! Workshop 1 is "to Be, or Not To Be...a Button!" 22 ideas to design with buttons! Recycle old buttons from shirts, jackets, whatever, in creative ways. Some will be used with buttonholes, others will not. You will work in squares, rectangles, and triangles, but in a simpler, designer-influenced way. It is about creatively incorporating buttons with your knitting, not just simply sewing them on here and there. Think outside the box - or button! Buttons will be provided as part of the class pack. You will need size 8 needles, scissors, sewing and darning needles.
Workshop 2 is "Looping, Ruching, Pleating, and Weaving in the Maggie Jackson Way". You will work in squares and rectangles, although these will be reshaped by the techniques you will learn, along with design ideas to pursue other projects. The ideas can be used on purses, cuffs, shawls, and more, giving everything a new look. You will learn about mixing heavy yarns with light yarns, textures, knitting with sewing elastic, and creating holes with colors behind them for a unique look. Think outside the box the Maggie way! ideas covered can be worked on old or new projects. You will need size 8 needles, scissors, and a darning needle.
Fees for both workshops will be determined later, and will include the class materials.
Now for the best part - we are looking into doing this as a weekend get-away with a murder mystery theme! We are just beginning to look into the details needed, so stay tuned!
Purls of wisdom: never try to teach a pig to sing. It will waste your time, and sound like Yoko Ono.