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The Fiber Craft Studio, formerly the Craft Studio of Sunbridge College, has evolved over the course of 20 years serving the students of the college and offering courses and workshops open to the public. In the summer of 2008 it became a separate initiative and joined the family of institutions that are working under the umbrella of the Threefold Educational Center seeking to put into practice the ideas inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner. 

Over the course of time many individuals have contributed to its social fabric, nurtured its spiritual substance and cared for its physical spaces, gardens, tools and materials. This collaborative working in the service of ideals is still one of its hallmarks today.

Fiber Craft Studio Developers

Currently serves as Mentor to the Studio. She has served the development of the studio since 1989, and continues to participate in the studio"s research activities.  She co-founded the Sunbridge College Applied Arts Program in 1996. Renate is indebted to the late Margarethe Frohlich, a celebrated pioneer in teaching handwork in North American Waldorf Schools, for her guidance and years of mentoring.


Mikae Toma

Former Co-Director FCS

Renate Hiller

Former Co-Director FCS

Developed and nurtured the life of the studio for 12 years.  She returned to Japan in summer 2014.  One of her main focuses has been research on the Renewal of the Art of Clothing, which had begun as collaborative work with Renate Hiller.  Though her work will continue in Japan, she remains an emeritus member of our Advisory Circle and we look forward to future collaboration.

Fiber Craft Studio

275 Hungry Hollow Road

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Phone: 845-425-2891

Open Studio: Fridays 2- 4:30pm

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