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Virtual Folk School Class: Skolt Sámi Mittens with Laura Ricketts

Gray Sami Mittens with red, green, and yellow accents.
May 22
Special Event
Virtual Folk School Class: Skolt Sámi Mittens with Laura Ricketts
May 22, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm PST

These beautiful Skolt Sámi 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 Sámi) in 1987. According to the museum's records, this mitten was inspired by one made by Anastasia Moshnikoff (b. 1893) and inherited by the knitter. The pattern is called “jaurash” in Skolt Sámi, which can be translated as “forest ponds.”

While Skolt Sámi knitting is normally in white or grey base yarn with red and blue accents, this mitten was knitted in grey, red, yellow, and green. The green shows the influence of the neighboring Inari Sámi peoples, who regularly use green in their traditional garments. The yellow most likely indicates the original mitten was used by a woman. Lastly, the original yarn was spindle spun.

Enjoy participating in a beautiful tradition by making these lovely mittens.

This is a two part class which takes place over two weekends on Zoom:

  • Saturday, May 22, 10am–12pm Pacific Time
  • Saturday, May 29, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

This class requires students to provide their own materials; see materials list here. Registration includes pattern ($8 value), which will be provided before class.

Cost: $75 for Members; $85 general admission 

Virtual Folk School Class: Skolt Sámi Mittens with Laura Ricketts
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These beautiful Skolt Sámi 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 Sámi) in 1987. According to the museum's records, this mitten was inspired by one made by Anastasia Moshnikoff (b. 1893) and inherited by the knitter. The pattern is called “jaurash” in Skolt Sámi, which can be translated as “forest ponds.”

While Skolt Sámi knitting is normally in white or grey base yarn with red and blue accents, this mitten was knitted in grey, red, yellow, and green. The green shows the influence of the neighboring Inari Sámi peoples, who regularly use green in their traditional garments. The yellow most likely indicates the original mitten was used by a woman. Lastly, the original yarn was spindle spun.

Enjoy participating in a beautiful tradition by making these lovely mittens.

This is a two part class which takes place over two weekends on Zoom:

  • Saturday, May 22, 10am–12pm Pacific Time
  • Saturday, May 29, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

This class requires students to provide their own materials; see materials list here. Registration includes pattern ($8 value), which will be provided before class.

Cost: $75 for Members; $85 general admission 

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