Laura Ricketts is a master crafter and teacher who has made a study of Sámi knitting patterns on her travels to Sápmi. I had the pleasure of taking one of her classes at the Nordic Museum’s annual knitting conference a few years ago. She generously agreed to give a talk for us Sámi diaspora a few days later, at the Swedish Club, bringing samples of mittens that were simply stunning.
Laura is returning to Seattle again this fall, and she also has a class at the Northhouse Folk School.
Her classes sell out quickly so don’t hesitate if you have an interest.