Ireland's Fashion-Forward Designer Maggie Jackson Presents Her Latest Designs For Knitted Clothing

This event was held on October 12, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The renowned, award-winning clothing designer from Ireland showcases her knitted clothing line, Maggiknits, and discusses her book, "Maggie's Ireland." She brings a fashion designer's approach to hand knits combining traditional fabrics like Irish linen with denim, mohair and tweed yarns. Enhanced with strips of fabric, even fur, her innovative techniques offer an amazing variety. A booksigning will follow with books available for purchase, courtesy of Nicola's Books.

In 1977, Maggie Jackson was the first fashion designer to set up a design studio in Northern Ireland. A string of awards followed, including the coveted title of Northern Ireland Young "Business and Professional Woman of the Year," the Guinness Special Award for Design Excellence and second place in the 1996 international Mohair Association Competition for the most innovative ladies garment. Recently her achievements have won her a place in the Who's Who in Textiles 2003 publication.

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