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".

Beginning knitting Class – Learn how to knit from the very beginning

In two classes, you will learn the basic foundation of knitting – how to cast on, bind off, and knit and purl in eight different stitch patterns.  At the same time, you will be knitting a scarf.  How perfect is that?  Materials needed are worsted weight yarn and straight 8 or 9 size needles.

This is an ongoing class and always available.  Please email or call

530-559-7759 or mzfiber4@gmail.com

Michael’s Brioche Study group

Michael’s Advanced Brioche Class was a success.  He is a terrific teacher.  some of you know that Michael is leaving the area moving to Iowa at the beginning of June.  He will be greatly missed but has promised to visit us.  There will be one more Study Group at mzfiber’s on May 13 – Saturday – 12-2pm.  I wish him good luck in all that comes his way in the future. 

Interweave Spin Off New Magazine – Spin and Knit

Available at newsstands for the new magazine “Spin and Knit” is  October 25th.  I have an article featuring A Star Alpacas.    I spun the alpaca from Terry Anderson’s animals featuring five colours.

timberlane-cowl-by-eileen-leeTo purchase the print edition:  http://www.interweavestore.com/spin-off-spin-and-knit-2017.

To get the digital edition:  http://www.interweavestore.com/spin-off-spin-and-knit-2017-digital-download


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Weaver, spinner, knitter, dyer and teacher
mzfiberTuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 1:42pm
This is a scarf made from cotton and silk. Once it is washed in very hot water, the pleating forms. We'll see.
mzfiberWednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 4:11pm
A Handwoven Shirt. The fabric is cotton and rayon
mzfiberSunday, March 18th, 2018 at 3:16pm
Working on another fabric for a shirt. The yarn is rayon warp and cotton weft. The Pattern is a plaited twill
mzfiberMonday, March 12th, 2018 at 5:53pm
Shirt is complete. Fabric is cottonlin and tencel.
mzfiberMonday, March 12th, 2018 at 12:28pm
These little rugs were woven on a rigid heddle loom by a brand new weaver. She did such a great job. This is the best part about being a teacher.
mzfiberFriday, March 9th, 2018 at 7:00pm
The fabric is complete. I'm happy with it. Now for cutting and sewing into a shirt
mzfiberWednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 3:25pm
I couldn't decide on what weft color to use. The warp is cottolin and the weft is 8/2 rayon. My husband and son picked the top color which is an emerald green. I figure if you ask opinions, you better listen so I'm going with the green. I'm planning on this fabric being a shirt.
mzfiber added 2 new photos.Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 11:01am
Jeanne wearing my handwoven apron. The fabric is 8/2 cotton
mzfiberMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 4:55pm
Handwoven studio apron
mzfiberSunday, February 18th, 2018 at 1:31pm
Fooling around with Sewing Machine embroidery on handwoven fabrics
mzfiber added 2 new photos.Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 4:37pm
Starting a new fabric. 8/2 tencel.
mzfiberSunday, January 28th, 2018 at 5:56pm
A warp from hell. I should of known better when the warp threads constantly broke when I was winding the warp on the warping board. Again, a warp from hell. Starting over
mzfiber added 2 new photos.Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 3:48pm
Weaving a cotton fabric for a sewing project.

Stitches West 2016

Stitches 2016Stitches West was so much fun.  We spent two FULL days.  Clearly, we had to take a picture with Stephen West.    Stitches continues to feature plenty of weaving and spinning displays as well as the many kitting demonstrations.    Three of my favorite booths are:

DanDoh Designs – Yumiko Alexander is a designer of a line of knitting and crochet patterns marked and published under the business name “DanDoh” located in Chandler Arizona.  She started selling her designs in Japan before moving to the US.  DanDoh means Warm Earth.   The yarns are beautiful linens, cotton, wool  and cashmere.  Her shawl designs are particularly attractive.



Red Fish Dyeworks is a small company that dyes silk and silk blend yarn, fiber and fabric by hand.  This is one of my favorite booths to visit.  I always make a point to buy the silk 20/2 for weaving.  It is difficult to make a decision on what colors to choose.  There is too much to pick from.



Fiberlady – Fine Bamboo Fibers & Yarns  – I love to weave with the Luxury Bamboo yarnb sett at 30 epi.  They sell several bamboo and bamboo blends yarns and fiber.  There are many colors to choose from.





Weaving Using Hand Painted Warps

I’m starting a new shawl where I first painted the rayon/cotton warp.  There are three painted and one solid warp.  I plan to stripe up and then weave using a very thin weft yarn so the project will be warped faced.  The set is 24 epi.  We’ll see the progress together.  Looks like a mess right now, but it will all work out


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Prayer Shawl

2015-03-31 14.46.56I wove a prayer shawl for a dear friend who is very, very sick.  She tends to like natural colours so we have a black, brown, moss green, ecru and a dark purple.  It is a colour block twill.

2015-03-18 16.09.25

New Weavers

A perfect rainy day for learning how to weave.  Becky and Carol were taught how to weave today.  There projects are great!  It is so much fun to see the excitement of people learning a new skill.2015-02-28 14.55.50 2015-02-28 14.56.39 2015-02-28 14.56.50

New knitters

Tonight I had three brand new knitters in my class.   I showed them the two knitting styles of English and Continental and the pros and cons between the two.   They decided on Continental.   It was a great class.  They were so excited! They want to  knit everything I have in the studio.  Wrongly,  I think  sometimes  every body knows how to knit.   Then I have this opportunity to teach these brand new knitters and then realize there is still  people out there who do not know this fabulous craft.