GREEN EILEEN creates a "third life" for donated items that are not appropriate for resale.
Through a series of hands-on workshops, fabrics, and materials are re-purposed, turning what
might otherwise be headed to the landfill into beautiful, new value items.
New York | Fall 2013 Workshops
All New York workshops are held at the EILEEN FISHER Lab Store, 1 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY, unless otherwise noted. All textiles are provided through the GREEN EILEEN recycling initiative. Call 914.721.4093 to register.
Saturday, November 16, 1–5pm
Up-Cycled Felting with Mary Jane Nusbaum
Looking for fun, creative ways to stay warm this winter? Up-cycle with GREEN EILEEN and learn how to turn wool sweater sleeves into glovelettes or leg warmers. You will also learn felting basics including how to turn imperfections into embellishments, perhaps reinventing a wool scarf. Go home with your warm and unique accessory! Fee: $75 includes materials, use of all tools, plus coffee, tea, and a snack.
Saturday, December 7, 1–5pm
Embossing Velvet with Magali Paschke
Rubber stamps aren’t only for paper! Use them in this workshop while you learn how to burn a pattern of your own on a scarf length of Eileen Fisher velvet. Enhance the look with an embellishment — a jewel or metallic ink — to create a unique work of art destined to become a favorite accessory. Go home in style with your new velvet scarf. Fee: $75 includes materials, use of all tools, plus coffee, tea, and a snack.
Saturday December 14, noon–4pm
GREEN EILEEN Hands-on Winter Open House
Join us as we celebrate the art of recycling and upcycling. Meet some of our teachers, try your hand at one of several upcycled crafts made from GREEN EILEEN recycled materials. Create something to take home. Light refreshments and lots of fun! FREE.
ONGOING - New York
Saturdays 10:00am–noon Drop-in Sewing Lessons
Missing a button? Pants need hemming? Wish you could befriend your sewing machine? Drop by the EILEEN FISHER Lab Store and get expert advice with any sewing project—small or big—from seasoned and creative seamstress Tina Doyle. $10 suggested donation to the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation.
Saturdays 10:30am–1:30pm Knitting circle
Join Kristin Ankney for this informal gathering. Meet other knitters and look to Kristin for help with instruction and assistance in you project. Her knowledge/skills include hand and machine knitting, and crochet. $10 suggested donation to the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation.
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Seattle | Fall 2013 Workshops
All Seattle workshops are held at Green Eileen, 4860 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA, unless otherwise noted. All textiles are provided through the GREEN EILEEN recycling initiative. Call 206.722.2551 to register.
Wednesday, December 11, 1-5pm
Glovette making workshop
Tired of cold wrists and sweaty fingers? Glovettes may be the answer for you! Join us at Green Eileen to learn how to make this cozy, cute accessory out of luxurious Eileen Fisher textiles. During this free, drop-in workshop, our team of glovette enthusiasts will demonstrate how to turn an old sweater into glovettes, wrist warmers, cuffs and more! All materials provided by Green Eileen. $10 suggested donation to the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation.
ONGOING - Seattle
Every 3rd Saturday 11am-2pm Repair Studio
Join us at GREEN EILEEN to learn basic techniques to extend the life of your favorite garments. Christina Collins, the founder of a local clothing company, will share her expertise about how to (properly) sew on a button, mend rips and snags, and freshen up your favorite knits.