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Laura Ricketts

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

Laura Ricketts lives in Indiana. She 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 and tries to attend all their events.

Current Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

2 days
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Two-Thumbed Arctic Fisherman’s Mittens

The fisherman of the north have known how to keep fingers working in bitter cold conditions for centuries: wool mittens. Before the invention of gortex and polar fleece, fishermen had to put their hands in freezing water, haul ropes and handle fish, only utilizing the natural materials at their disposal.…
Sat, Jun 16th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 17th, 2018
Instructor: Laura Ricketts

Past Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

Karesuando Mittens: Swedish Sámi Mittens from the Far North

Sámi Knitting Traditions- Skolt Sámi Sampler

Sami Knitting Traditions: Kautokeino Child's Mittens

Sami Knitting Traditions: Skolt Mittens