Workshops, Events & News
Please register at least 1 week in advance to ensure a spot and avoid cancellation of workshop. Also, please consider your receipt as confirmation of your workshop enrollment. If you do not have paypal you can pay by credit card by email. After registration you will receive an email invoice. Any cancellation less than 7 days before the workshop will not be refunded. Studio credit will be issued.
Plant Dyed Scarf Knitting Workshop with Miho Suzuki
Thursday, December 3, 10, 17
Learn to knit and experience the dynamic interplay of healing energy of plant color.
Knitting gives us the opportunity for quiet and meditative moments and a chance to center ourselves.
Enjoy blending colors like painting and feel the beauty and warmth of our own special piece.
Includes plant dyed yarn in assortment of textures and colors
Virtual Linen Skirt Workshop with Miho Suzuki
Saturday, November 21, 2020
1pm-4pm Eastern Time
In this virtual workshop, we will make a hand sewn simple skirt with front or side tie.
You will receive 100% linen fabric and the healing energy of plant color.
Sewing garment by hand gives us the opportunity for quiet and meditative work, a chance to center ourselves and to create our own special piece. Come and join this workshop along the path toward the renewal of clothing.
Includes plant dyed linen.
Please choose your color and email
Colors: Blue, Rust (Cutch), Brown (Walnut) and Natural
material list (not included):
12" clear ruler
chalk or marking pen
iron and ironing table
Registration will close 2 weeks from the class date due to preparation of materials and shipping.
May 4, 2020
The Fiber Craft Studio has been closed since March 16, and although we are holding virtual classes for our one-year courses, we have not had open studios nor spring workshops that were in the planning stage. We are also uncertain about the timing of the summer sessions of our four-year part-time program, The Applied Arts Course.
The work of the Fiber Craft Studio is especially important at this time. Working quietly with our hands is an antidote for excess screen time, stress, and anxiety. Handwork allows us to engage in a creative act, to sit quietly and meditatively, to calm our soul and nourish our senses at a time when so many are suffering.
While the studio is closed to visitors, we continue working hard to bring the benefits of handwork to the world. Our all-new online store offers a wealth of kits and materials, including projects suitable for children. We also offer gift cards for future use for a class or purchase. Please visit! We are planning to upload some videos and suggestions for activities to do at home. Individually, we are making and donating masks for the hospitals and community. And as a hopeful gesture, we have started seeds for our dye garden.
At the studio, we have been able to maintain our weekly study (through online conferencing) for inspiration and as rhythmic strengthening. We begin and end each session with the following verse by Rudolf Steiner that has been spoken at the studio since its beginning.
In the head, the light of thinking,
In the heart the loom of feeling,
In the limbs the strength of will;
Weaving of radiant light,
Strength of the weaving,
Light of the surging strength,
Lo, this is Man.
(trans. Arvia MacKaye Ege)
Our best wishes to all.