Registration is now open.  Follow menu link to REGISTRATION to register online.

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. 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.  The class registration deadlines are to assist us in having time to mail these samples to you in time for class. Shipping is included in class fee for USA registrants, For out of country registrants, International Shipping will incur a $20 postage fee. These samples will be utilized throughout the course for various assignments.  In addition, participants will be expected to provide their own fiber samples for certain areas of study.

If you have any questions regarding these On Line Courses, please contact Wini Labrecque at 724-272-4285 or

Deadline to register is for May 1 class is April 15, 2021!

Deadline to register for August 1 class is July 1, 2021

Deadline to register for November 1 class is October 1, 2021