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Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community coming to Bemidji library

The Bemidji Public Library will host the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of Northern Minnesota and artist and shepherdess Linda Johnson-Morke from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the library, 509 America Ave. NW.

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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Public Library will host the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of Northern Minnesota and artist and shepherdess Linda Johnson-Morke from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the library, 509 America Ave. NW.

"This free exhibit celebrates the fiber heritage of northern Minnesota by showcasing local fiber producers and artists and giving the public a chance to participate by providing free craft kits to the community," a release said. "Sheep and wool have been a part of Minnesota's culture and heritage for over a century."

Attendees can see a Mongolian yurt, sheep and get a free craft kit and learn how sheep and wool have shaped the culture and heritage of northern Minnesota, the release said.

Participants will also learn about wool and how to make a Kumihimo Braid, a blended wool batt, do wet felting and the basics of weaving.

The event is free is open to the public and features a variety of free take and make craft kits suitable for all ages.

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For more information about SSFC, visit sheepcommunity.com.

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