We are now offering our Basic Online Class once again! We have tweeked the course after our debut offering and have now opened the course for Registration.

The course will be held online February 1 through February 15, 2021. All registrants must complete the Final Exam by end of day on the 15th to receive a grade (passing grade of 80 or higher required). Course requires internet connection.

Registration is now open and can be completed through the menu link to Registration. We hope you will participate!

Course Fee $180 which includes SUNY Administration Charge of $30

The goal of the Basic Course is to have natural fiber producers gain the knowledge to return to their farm and organize their fiber for production. Management, harvesting, sorting are the building blocks for the course. Included also is information on yarn production to familiarize the students with processing at artisan mills. Participants  will leave the online instruction with the tools they need to get their fiber out of storage and separated so they can maximize yield and minimize cost at their mill.  In addition, it will prepare them with the background knowledge necessary to continue into the Advanced Course and if desired Apprenticeship Program.

The Online Course will start with a ZOOM meeting for all participants to review how the online program is set up, what is expected, how to submit assignments, take exams, contact instructor, etc.  This ZOOM meeting is mandatory and will be held on Sunday January 31, 2021 at 7pm EST.  Registered participants will receive a link and time for this meeting closer to the actual date.

All participants will receive a fiber sample packet in the mail after registration.  These samples will be utilized throughout the course for various assignments.  In addition, participants will be required to provide their own fiber samples for certain areas of study.

If you have any questions regarding this On Line Course, please contact Wini Labrecque at 724-272-4285 or strwvr@gmail.com

Deadline to register is January 25th!