Laura Ricketts is a knit and crochet instructor from Indiana, specializing in the knitwear of the Sami peoples. After participating in a Nordic Knitting conference, she began researching the contributions the Sami have made to the knitting community. She has toured the Sami lands, visited museums and groups, studied and writen about many beautiful examples of Sami knitting. As a former history teacher, Laura enjoys opening this world to others and has spoken and taught classes at Finnfest, Ingebretsen’s, North House Folk School, Nordic Museum’s Nordic Knitting Conference, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and other knit shops. You may see more of her work and upcoming classes at www.LauraRickettsDesigns.com.