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Kathy Belt bites into a folded piece of birch bark to imprint a pattern. Saturday members of the Twisted Stitchers Fiber Guild educated themselves on the aboriginal art form. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Fiber artists learn aboriginal art form of bark biting

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A group of fiber artists gathered Saturday to see if the bark was worse than the bite.

It was probably a tie.

"Does it taste like lutefisk?"


"Mine tastes like chamomile!"

The Twisted Stitchers Fiber Guild embarked, if you'll pardon the pun, on the Native American art form of bark biting Saturday, making intricate patterns in birch bark.

"Some will peel off," said Kathy Belt, about harvesting bark to work on.

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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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