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This week, in lieu of our regular segments, we have an interview with Galina Khmeleva of Skaska Designs Limited.
In this episode, Galina discusses knitting in communist Russia, and how she ended up as an accomplished author, instructor, and historian of the Orenburg lace tradition.
Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls
The Gossamer Webs Design Collection: Three Orenburg Shawls to Knit
Her workshop schedule and calendar of events can be found here.
Galina's preferred fibers for lace knitting:
2- Cashmere (longer staple)
3- Cashmere and silk. Silk helps the knitting retain it's memory.