Adjudicated Show

Every second year, Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild (KWKG) members submit knitted projects to be modeled in a fashion show after being adjudicated by a guest designer. A celebration of the diversity of members’ interests and creativity, the event showcases members’ talent and celebrates the craft we enjoy.

For 2017-18, the Guild is focusing on sustainability and slow fashion, culminating in our 2018 Adjudicated Show. Entries will be collected at the guild meeting in May and is open to all members of the KWKG in good standing. Items must be knit between June 2016 and May 8, 2018.

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Show Details

Date: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Time: 6:45 pm
Location: First United Church Corner of William and King Sts Uptown Waterloo, Ontario

Adjudicator - Lynn Spence

Our Adjudicator for our June show is Lynn Spence! Lynn lives in Cambridge. Lynn comes to us as a stylist and trend expert. She is looking forward to seeing what we are knitting! She will be unbiased and style and fashion-conscious. We discussed the importance of keeping the art of knitting alive and current. Maybe knitting with a twist. How about making that classic Guernsey in the latest fashion colour, add a colour border to a plain scarf or shawl –bright pink or orange to a black shawl! Or show some style and fashion elements by embellishing the collar and cuffs with pearls, pompoms or fur! Take the ordinary and add to it. Add to something you already have and make it relevant for today.

We can show her our well-made items, well-constructed with skill. Show off our finishing techniques and our fine detail. Take items to the next lever - have lined skirts and lined bags.

For you professional knitters and designers, Lynn would also like to see items that are accessible and attainable. Could this be a retail product? How long does it take to make? Is it affordable?

It is sure to be an interesting and entertaining show. I’m sure we will enjoy it immensely and possible learn something new.


  1. An Original Act: e.g., did you design the item, the pattern, the fibre? Did you dye the yarn?
  2. Classics, Traditional: e.g., fisherman knits, Guernsey, Estonian lace, Fair Isle, Shetland, Lace, Mary Maxim, any classic design that has stood the test of time
  3. Keeping Cozy: e.g., mittens, gloves, wrist-warmers, fingerless gloves, socks, slippers, leg-warmers
  4. Home Decor – Let's be clever!: e.g., blankets, pillows, afghans, curtains, ottomans, household accessories, home décor, door stoppers, Christmas decorations, toys (Teddy Bears, dolls, stuffed animals)
  5. It’s a Wrap: e.g., scarves, shawls, wraps, ponchos
  6. Jewelry: e.g., necklace, bracelet (as we saw from Laura Nelkin), knitted collars, cuffs
  7. Runway Fashions, Couture: e.g., garments to wear, dresses, skirts, kimonos, interesting finishing, bell sleeves, short rows, hand sewn buttonholes, fine details, perfect fitting.
  8. Bags, Bags, Bags!: e.g., purses, market bags, clutch purses, beaded purses, diaper bag, knapsack, cross-body
  9. Not for adjudication (for display only) Have something that you want to show off, but not have judged? This is the category for you.

Subcategories (apply to categories 1 – 6)

First Timer


It’s not your first time, but you aren’t a guru either


Note: The Adjudicated Show committee reserves the right to reassign entries if they deem the entry is better suited to another category.


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