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' worksho

New York | Winter 2016 Events

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New York | Winter 2016 Workshops

Please note that workshops are hosted at two different locations. For registration or more information, visit the Eileen Fisher Maker Space website.

Learning Lab Schedule

Urban Turban | Jan 9, 2-6pm
There is nothing like a hat to express your personal style. Using recycled felted sweaters, you will design and create your Urban Turban guided by an artist known for her hat creations (“I believe it is important to "Frame the Face,” our most important asset.”). Skills taught will include draping, embellishing, and sewing with yarn or heavy thread to secure the form. You will go home with a very personal and unique hat to wear into the cold winter months ahead.

TUITION: $75. Fee includes all materials and use of all tools.

Rug Making | Jan 16, 1-7pm
It’s time to play with with colors and textures … Create a simple yet beautiful hand-woven rug you can take home and use immediately. Learn the process of upcycling garments (we’ll use Eileen Fisher items) to create a rug with the potholder rugs method taught by Crispina, a used clothing alchemist based in Massachusetts.

TUITION: $155. Fee includes all materials and use of all tools.

Zippered Makeup Bag | Jan 23, 2-6pm
Using Eileen Fisher third-life garments, this class will focus on zipper insertion and the addition of zipper tabs for a stronger and more finished looking construction. Students will cut and prepare their own patterns, at times incorporating elements of the garment being used for a fun visual twist.

TUITION: $75. Fee includes all materials and use of all tools.

Chunky Cowl/Loom Knitting | 30, 1-7pm
Perfect for winter! Participants will learn how to make a textural chunky cowl using a knitting loom. Choosing from a beautiful array of upcycled yarn from Eileen Fisher garments, we will experiment, explore, and express ourselves — and leave with a unique new item for our winter wardrobe.

TUITION: $115. Fee includes all materials and use of all tools.

Lab Store Schedule

Unravel | Jan 12, 2-4pm
Prepare to get inspired! First you will pick your favorite from a gorgeous selection of luscious Eileen Fisher recycled sweaters made from wools and cottons. Next you will learn how to unravel it properly to ensure its re-usability. Then you’ll start unraveling ... the yarn! You’ll leave with beautiful, ready-to-knit yarn and a unique pattern ready to use for your next project.

TUITION: $40. Fee includes all materials and use of all tools.

Unravel | Jan 26, 5-7pm
Prepare to get inspired! First you will pick your favorite from a gorgeous selection of luscious Eileen Fisher recycled sweaters made from wools and cottons. Next you will learn how to unravel it properly to ensure its re-usability. Then you’ll start unraveling ... the yarn! You’ll leave with beautiful, ready-to-knit yarn and a unique pattern ready to use for your next project.

TUITION: $40. Fee includes all materials and use of all tools.

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.

Seattle | Winter 2016 Events

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Seattle | Winter 2016 Workshops

All Seattle workshops are held at GREEN EILEEN, 4860 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA, unless otherwise noted. Textiles are provided through the GREEN EILEEN recycling initiative. Call 206.722.2551 to register.

Check back soon for more information on upcoming workshops!