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Bemidji: Exploring the Fiber Heritage of Minnesota
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bemidji Public Library is pleased to welcome the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of Northern Minnesota (SSFC) and artist and shepherdess Linda Johnson-Morke to the library Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free exhibit celebrates the fiber heritage of Northern Minnesota by showcasing local fibre producers and artists and giving the public a chance to participate by providing free craft kits to the community.
Sheep and wool have been a part of Minnesota’s culture and heritage for over a century. Join us at the library to see a Mongolian yurt, sheep, and get a free craft kit as we learn how sheep and wool have shaped the culture and heritage of Northern Minnesota. This free event is open to the public and features a variety of free take and make craft kits suitable for all ages. Join us Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library as we learn about wool and how to make a Kumihimo Braid, a blended wool batt, do wet felting, and the basics of weaving. For more information about about SSFC, visit sheepcommunity.com.
The Bemidji Public Library is committed to providing the community with informational resources to enrich their lives. The library is open from 9/7 Monday through Thursday and 9/5 Friday and Saturday and provides a wide range of services to its patrons including WIFI, fax, printing, copying and our new legal kiosk. This program, and many others, is made possible through the Minnesota Legacy Amendment that supports the arts, culture, and heritage of Minnesota.