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 | Spring 2015 Events
Be sure to check back soon for more information on upcoming events!
New York | Spring 2015 Workshops
All textiles are provided through the GREEN EILEEN recycling initiative. Call 914.721.4093 to register.
Tote Bags | May 30, 2pm-6pm
Learn how to make a simple tote bag from recycled fabrics. All you need is some EILEEN FISHER recycled fabric and thread. In this workshop, participants will mix and match linens and cottons to make a fun bag. Instructor: Tina Doyle.
$75 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea and light snack
LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER LAB Store
Poufs | June 6, 12pm-6pm
Learn how to create a Moroccan-style pouf from recycled materials. A pouf is part seat, part ottoman, part table. It’s so easy to make and makes a great accent piece for kids room, den or office. Participants will select from a variety of our recycled fabrics and “patch” them together using either a sewing machine or a decorative hand stitch. Once the fabric has been created it can then be stitched into a “pouf” and filled with shredded fabrics. Instructor: Tina Doyle.
$90 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea, and light lunch and snack
LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER LAB Store
ONGOING - New York
Drop-in Sewing Lessons | Saturdays 10–noon
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.
Knitting Circle | Saturdays 10:30–1:30pm
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. EILEEN FISHER Lab | 1 Bridge St | Irvington.
Seattle | Spring 2015 Events
Bellingham Pop-Up Shop | May 30, 11-2pm
Come shop from our curated collection of gently-worn EILEEN FISHER pieces, in partnership with Ragfinery. Get there early!
LOCATION: Ragfinery | 1421 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Seattle | Spring 2015 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.
Appliqué and Embellishment | June 24th, 6-8pm
Join us at this demonstration-based workshop to learn methods for transforming used clothing into new and embellished garments.
Marita Dingus is a distinguished artist and teacher based in the Pacific Northwest.
Needle Felting | July 22nd, 5-7pm
At this workshop, Delia will demonstrate and provide hands on instruction in needle felting and decorative embellishment.
A local textile artist, two time Green Eileen Chop Challenge participant and Eileen Fisher sales associate, Delia is an expert in EILEEN FISHER textiles.
Bojagi | August 19th, 5-7pm
Introducing bojagi—the Japanese art of decorative patching. This ancient technique is a beautiful solution to upcycling EILEEN FISHER clothing.
Patricia King is a local textile and fine artist. She practices bojagi, sashiko (embroidery), and boro (decorative patching).
ONGOING - Seattle
Repair Studio | Every 3rd Saturday 11-2pm
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. $10 suggested donation to the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation.