Eileen Lee has a textile background working with Levi Strauss & Co. for eighteen years where she was responsible for product development, design and merchandising. MeadowFarm Yarn Studio in Nevada City, California, is where she has been after that for eleven years, managing the shop, teaching knitting, weaving, spinning, dyeing and creating knitting patterns. She now has a studio near her home where she teaches all of the above classes.  She is published in several magazines including Knitting Traditions, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits, and PieceWork.  Her patterns  and products for sale  are available on her website, Ravelry (mzfiber) and Etsy.  She lives in Grass Valley with her husband Bill, son Eric and dachshund Lizy.

Weaving classes - Learn how to plan your project, warp and start weaving on a four shaft floor or table loom. For the floor looms, I can come to your house. If needed the table looms are available to rent. Rigid Heddle Weaving classes are also available and looms can be purchased. Spinning classes Spinning is a practical and creatively satisfying hobby with continuing appeal, especially in this age of mass production. Once you learn this skill, it is very relaxing and creative. In this class, you will be introduced to the basic spinning steps to creating a continuous yarn.

All types of knitting classes are available from beginning knitting, to socks, hats, lace, cables, sweaters, colour work, felting, holiday items, and many, many more. There are drop in Classes for when you are stuck on a project and need some quick attention. There are a lot of free knit days that are very nice. There is a lot of sharing of ideas, great stories, good conversation and plenty of laughter. Workshops are available including "Change your gauge numbers, and you can create your own pattern" and "design your own socks".

Fire and Water Scarves

The two scarves here are called “Fire” red/purple and “Water” blues.  The names come from  the two famous goddesses from Hawaii

Pele – Goddess of fire and volcanoes.

Namaka is Pele’s older sister and the goddess of water and the sea. 

Indigo Shibori Dyeing

    

I have been having a great time indigo dyeing.  I wake up in the middle of the night with ideas of what I might have in the house that I can dye, i.e. my studio lace curtains………..  I have been dyeing table clothes, shirts, skirts, yarn…

     

Woven Indigo Shibori

Woven shibori is a process of weaving and resist.  It presents another way of applying pattern to cloth.  The process is by which the fabric is constructed on the loom using supplementary warp or wefts that are used to gather the cloth as resist for dyeing.

Although any dyes can be used, for this class we will be using indigo.

Dates are:  June 30 (weaving) and then come back on July 21 for dyeing.  Requirements are a 4 or 8 shaft loom or a rigid heddle.  There will be premade warps for you to purchase.  The project will be approximately 14″ wide.  Price $150