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.
|Date:||Tuesday, June 12th, 2018|
|Location:||First United Church Corner of William and King Sts Uptown Waterloo, Ontario|
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.
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.
Would you like to Sponsor the 2018 Adjudicated show? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.