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.

Join our local artisans who are creating community through a variety of interactive 'hand-on' workshops

Join our local artisans who are creating community through a variety of interactive 'hand-on' workshops

 

New York | Spring 2015 Events

Kripalu Yoga | March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 9:30-10:45 am
Join GREEN EILEEN and Deborah Gorman Sunday mornings in March for free yoga instruction. By using inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breath work and relaxation Deborah emphasizes following the flow of Prana, or our “life force energy”. Our classes will help reduce stress and anxiety, increase circulation, posture, overall wellbeing and so much more!

Classes are open to all Levels. Please bring your own Yoga Mat and blanket.

Space is limited. Call GREEN EILEEN to register. (914) 268-0118

New York | Spring 2015 Workshops

All textiles are provided through the GREEN EILEEN recycling initiative. Call 914.721.4093 to register.

Shibori Dyeing | March 28, April 18 & May 16, 1pm-6pm
Learn the centuries-old Japanese method of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing through demonstration and hands-on application. Utilizing recycled materials, participants will create their own shibori piece. Participants may also bring their own (light colored) washable silk garment to refresh with a shibori design. Instructor: Jean Wasil.

$115 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea, light snack

LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER Makers Space

Sweater Repair Workshop | April 11, 2pm-6pm
Learn how to bring your old sweaters back to life! Participants will learn how to repair pulls, snags, and holes in knitted garments. Recycled EILEEN FISHER sweaters will be provided for learning repair techniques or bring your own well-loved sweater for help with specific problems. For all skill levels, basic sewing skills helpful but not required. Instructor: Kristin Eksuzian.

$75 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea, and light snack

LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER LAB Store

Rug-Making Crispina Method | April 25, 11am-5pm
Applying Crispina French’s potholder rug method, learn the process of upcycling EILEEN FISHER garments to create a simple yet beautiful hand-woven rug. Instructor: Carolina Bedoya.

$155 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea, light lunch and snack

LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER Makers Space

Yarn Wrapped Cuff Bracelets | May 2, 2pm-6pm
Participants will be shown how to make one-of-a-kind bracelets using a simple wrapping technique with recycled EILEEN FISHER yarns. Each participant will leave with at least one bracelet of their own design. For all skill levels, basic sewing skills helpful but not required. Instructor: Kristin Eksuzian.

$75 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea, and light snack

LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER LAB Store

Table Runners and Toppers | May 9, 2pm-6pm
Setting a stylish table is easy with colorful handmade runners and toppers. Learn how to upcycle EILEEN FISHER garments to create a unique decorative piece for the table. Participants will be encourage to apply and explore their own decorative style while repurposing silk, linen, wool and alpaca. For all skill levels, basic sewing skills helpful but not required. Instructor: Carolina Bedoya.

$75 includes materials, use of all tools, coffee, tea, and light snack

LOCATION: EILEEN FISHER LAB Store

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

Be sure to check back soon for more information on upcoming events!

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.

Community Tapestry Weaving | April 22, 3-6pm
Spend an afternoon learning an ancient craft and working side by side with your neighbors to create beautiful, handmade art. The weavings will be continually worked on in the windows of the store throughout the month as an ongoing drop-in activity and demonstration.

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.

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