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Johnson City students learn how to turn wool into clothes

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- Third grade students at Johnson City Elementary got the chance to learn how to turn wool into clothes.

The Southern Tier Lamb-to-Loom organization led the fiber arts demonstration for the students.

Members of the group have been working with different fibers for years, turning them into wearable products.

On Wednesday, they taught students how sheep fleece is combed and spun on a spinning wheel. Students also learned techniques for knitting, crocheting and weaving.

Members from Lamb-to-Loom say they hope the demonstration sparks students' interests.

"There are children in this room that have come through today and you can just see them drawn to it and it is something that they're going to be experimenting with and doing in the future," said Lamb-to-Loom member Gail Welter.

The Lamb-to-Loom organization has been around for decades.Members say they've seen an interest in fiber arts returning and they're glad to teach youngsters about the process.

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