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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

Teaser image for <p>Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens: Online Course</p>

Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens: Online Course

These beautiful Skolt Sami mittens are based on a pair held in the The National Museum of Finland. The original was knitted by Satu Moshnikoff and obtained from Sevettijärvi, Finland (the homeland of the Skolt Sami) in 1987. According to the museum records, this mitten was inspired by one made…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sat, Dec 18th, 2021
1-3:30 pm CST on two Saturdays, December 11th and 18th
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
Teaser image for Knitting Skolt Sami Socks: Online Course

Knitting Skolt Sami Socks: Online Course

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people. This class will focus on the Skolt Sami, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway, Finland and Russia. Instructor Laura Rickets wrote the pattern for these historical socks and they were featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 historical knitting edition of…
Wed, Dec 1st, 2021  –  Wed, Dec 8th, 2021
6:30-9 pm CST on two Wednesday evenings December 1st and 8th
Instructor: Laura Ricketts

Past Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

Casting On: Skills for Knitters (Online Course)

Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens

Just Knittin’ Beret – First Time Project

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

Sámi Knitting Traditions: Birch Leaves Mittens Online Course

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