Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Spin Retreat

Spin retreat was a blast this year, as always. We meet on the last weekend of January, at the Center at Donaldson, Indiana. People from all over the region — central and northern Indiana, Michigan, and a couple from Illinois. We spin, we eat, we talk, we spin some more.

The block of pictures above actually has about twenty pictures in it. Spin it to the right and you can look around the room and begin to taste the wide variety of people, wheels and roving! It’s really a textile enthusiast’s delight.

To everyone out of the room when I took the pictures — I apologize! It was not with intent that you are not pictured. Send me your pictures and I’ll tack them on.

And, although the outside world was cold and snowy, that made it all the more inviting to be in the big meeting room, spinning wool and looking at the frozen lake, labyrinth and deer out of doors.