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 2014 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.
March 8, 1-5pm
FARM TO TABLE: Design felted table top runners and placemats using naturally dyed local wool. Dress your table this spring using up-cycled linen. You will learn how to needle felt naturally dyed, regionally sourced wool fiber into linen as you create unique table accessories. Explore the world of natural dyeing as we turn local spring flowers and vegetables into colors for re-purposed textiles. Go home with a new table setting and knowledge about color, plants and fibers. Instructor: Laura Sansone. Fee: $75 includes materials, use of all tools, plus coffee, tea, and a snack. Call 914.721.4093 to register.
April 12, 1-5pm
LET THERE BE LIGHT: Revive an Eileen Fisher open weave sweater as you transform it into a lamp shade of your own design. Instructor: Cassandra Saulter. Fee: $75 includes materials, use of all tools, plus coffee, tea, and a snack. Call 914.721.4093 to register.
May 10, 1-5pm
SHIBORI: Learn this centuries-old Japanese method of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing using recycled and reclaimed silk. Instructor: Jean Wasil. Fee: $75 includes materials, use of all tools, plus coffee, tea, and a snack. Call 914.721.4093 to register.
June 7, 1-5pm
OPEN AIR PAINTING ON SUEDE: Explore the natural Hudson River landscape and nearby flowers, taking fabric paint to repurposed suede. Instructor: Lisa Steffens. Fee: $75 includes materials, use of all tools, plus coffee, tea, and a snack. Call 914.721.4093 to register.
ONGOING - New York
Drop-in Sewing Lessons, Saturdays 10:00am–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 10:30am–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.
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Seattle | Spring 2014 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.
March 12, 5:30-8
FABRIC OVER STRETCHER BARS: For centuries artists have made their own canvases by stretching fabric over a wooden frame. Join us for our free, drop in workshop, and learn how to make your own canvas. Use your frame to showcase a quilt, painting or embroidery—the possibilities are endless! All materials provided by GREEN EILEEN.
April 22, 1-5pm
FARMERS MARKET TOTES: May is the beginning of Farmers Market Season. Join us to make your own tote for all your market produce. This is a free, drop in workshop. Happy Earthday! All materials provided by GREEN EILEEN.
May 7, 1-5 pm
SHIBORI WORKSHOP with KATHY HATTORI. Details to be announced.
ONGOING - Seattle
Repair Studio, Every 3rd Saturday 11am-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.