Collections Connection: Sámi Mittens with Laura Ricketts

Knitting historian Laura Ricketts and Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson highlight Sámi mittens from Vesterheim’s collection, inspiring creativity and enhancing understanding of Sámi contributions to the knitting world.

Laura Ricketts is a knit and crochet instructor from Indiana, specializing in the knitwear of the Sámi peoples. Find out more about Laura and the classes she’s teaching at Vesterheim here.

Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community during this unpredictable time. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.

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