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Laura Ricketts

Rochester, IN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Laura Ricketts

Laura loves to play with color and design, and the knitting of the Sámi peoples in northern Scandinavia fits that bill while exciting her historically and culturally. She knits, crochets, spins, and quilts. Lately, she has lectured and taught at Finnfest, Vesterheim Norwegian-American museum, ASI, and the Nordic Knitting Conference in Seattle. In between writing articles and patterns, she chases her three school-age kids, shuttles them about town, and tries to attend all their events.

Current Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

2 Days
Teaser image for Sámi Knitting Traditions: Birch Leaves Mittens Online Course

Sámi Knitting Traditions: Birch Leaves Mittens Online Course

What type of knitting is associated with the Sámi? The majority of traditional Sámi clothing was made of reindeer skin or wool felt. Very little was knit, except for mittens. This online course will explore the knitting motifs of the Skolt Sámi, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of…
Fri, Feb 19th, 2021
2-4 pm CT on Fridays for two weeks
Instructor: Laura Ricketts

Past Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

Casting On: Skills for Knitters (Online Course)

Karesuando Mittens: Swedish Sámi Mittens from the Far North

Quilting the North Woods: A Seasonal Block of the Month Quilt

Sámi Knitted Mitten Online Class

Sámi Knitting Techniques

Sámi Knitting Traditions- Skolt Sámi Sampler

Sami Knitting Traditions: Kautokeino Child's Mittens

Sami Knitting Traditions: Skolt Mittens

Skolt Sami Inspired Hat

The Red and the Black: Swedish Sami Mittens by Skaite-Maria

Twined Knitting Intro: Let's Get Twisted

Twined Knitting, Advanced: Squared Off

Twined Knitting: Online Course

Two-Thumbed Arctic Fisherman’s Mittens

Winter Winds Hat