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Galina Khmeleva
A former clothing designer from Russia, Galina is the owner of Skaska Designs and co-author of Gossamer Webs. She teaches techniques used in Russian Orenburg lace shawls.


STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
208-3 Intermediate The Perfect Edge Orenburg lace is most often recognized by its exquisitely detailed scalloped border teeth. Explore the knitting techniques that give you a 'perfect edge.' Learn how to turn ordinary table, bed and bath linens, curtains, or even favorite clothing items into luxurious collectibles with the addition of the simple, sophisticated, Orenburg lace border. Materials fee: $3 for yarn.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
654-3 Intermediate Mooshky Madness Would you like to give your knitting projects new life by adding style, substance, and texture? The addition of 'spiders', 'clover leafs', and 'mooshky' (the lily-of-the-valley motif) will add a new dimension to your knitting. Traditional they're not...a real hoot to knit...most definitely. This is dimensional knitting, Russian-style.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
736-3 No skills required Spinning for Lace Knitting Come join Galina as she introduces you to the magical hand-spinning techniques of Russian knitters that ultimately result in the creation of arguably the most luxurious shawls and scarves found in the knitting universe. In this hands-on workshop, the emphasis will be on the care, preparation and spinning of luxury fibers (cashmere, qiviut, buffalo, pygora, yak, etc) and the significance of gauging proper thickness and length while learning the more economical use of luxury fibers which will help you conserve precious yardage.
Note: spindles will be provided for use during class.
Materials fee: $5.00.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
520-3 Intermediate Russian-Style Continental Knitting Learn this subtle Russian variation of the classic continental knitting method. It is fast—it is easy—and it is oh-so-forgiving on your wrists.



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