"Today, more than ever, the crafts have the mission to reconnect the human being to the Earth and her substances, bring healing to the senses and soul,
and foster the creative capacities of the human being" - Renate Hiller
The Fiber Craft Studio is a center for practice, research and teaching that is based on a spiritual view of the human being, the earth and the cosmos. The Studio operates under the umbrella of the Threefold Educational Center.
Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s insights and teaching, we practice the traditional fiber crafts in the spirit of research and renewal. In our collaborative working, we are transforming natural fibers into useful and beautiful objects. The process of creation has powerful moral and social implications. By using only natural materials and dyes derived from plants—many of them grown in our dye garden—we seek to work in harmony with nature, and we cannot but develop of a sense of awe and wonder for nature’s gifts.
As we transform natural materials, imbuing them with new life, we are being transformed. Our powers of observation are enhanced, and our senses are enlivened. Our hands become more sensitive and nimble, our mind becomes focused, and we learn to listen with our heart. Through spiritual striving, the work of our hands becomes a contemplative and transformative practice, and we learn to approach all realms of life with artistic sensibility.
Fall Workshops and Courses
Knitting Socks with Plant Dyed Yarn
with Madeleine Wuergler
4 Tuesday Mornings
October 7, 21
November 4, 18
9:00AM - 10:30AM
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with Chris Marlow
Plant Dyeing with Fall’s Harvest
Nov. 8, 2014
9:00am - 3:00pm
with a lunch break
A Year-long Course
in Artistic Fiber Crafts
Sheep to Shawl 2015
Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House to browse, see us at work and experience our unique plant-dyed materials.
Our yarns and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.
Fridays 2:30PM - 4:30PM
September 19 - December 19
(Except Oct. 10, 17, 31 and Nov. 28)
Extended holiday hours:
On December5, 12, and 19, we will be open 11:00am-4:30pm.
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