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Jessica Saucedo outlines her vision of passing on traditional art forms and teaching communities self-reliance. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Embracing a self-reliant existence

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Call it leftovers from the hippie movement, a return to the simple life or the partial renunciation of a fast-paced modern world.

Whatever you call it, more diverse groups are embracing folk art traditions of self-reliance.


Saturday, one such pioneer related her efforts in the Bemidji area to members of the Twisted Stitchers Fiber Guild, who are working as a Park Rapids group to revive turn-of-the-century fiber-related skills.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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