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Fundamentals of Orenburg Lace Knitting with Galina Khmeleva (Fri all day)

Fundamentals of Orenburg Lace Knitting with Galina Khmeleva (Fri all day)

This class is designed to provide knitters with an extensive overview of Russian-style lace knitting. Students will be introduced to the unique elements of lace knitting design; the ten basic elements that provide the very foundation of Russian lace knitting --mouseprint, cat's paw, honeycomb, etc, will serve as your guide. A unique cast-on, superior shaping using a modified shortrow method, and a grafting technique that will "seam" almost magical in its simplicity and versaltility, will provide the necessary tools to achieving lace knitting bliss. And, as always, a class with Galina will provide an unforgettable cultural expereince.

The class is 6 hours long. 


Level: Beginner +

Ages:13+ (students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult taking the class)

Materials Fee: $15 material fee includes: yarns and charts used for the class

Options:  none

Please Bring: Your favorite needles, any style, sizes US 0-3

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


This Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

In Classroom Area: 3

Date/Time:  Fri April 26 - 9am - noon AND 2pm - 5pm (6 hour class)


Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.


  • Instructor Bio

    Galina Khmeleva, lace knitter, spinner and educator extraordinaire, is the author of Gossamer Webs, The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls and Gossamer Webs, The Design Collection. She has mentored classes all over the globe, including Great Britain, Italy, Australia, the United States of America and Craft Cruises’ Baltic Cruise.

    Galina’s work has appeared in the industry’s leading magazines including Piecwork, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Knitting Traditions, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Wild Fibers and Verena USA.

    Born in 1950 in Leningrad, today’s St. Petersburg, in Russia Galina was educated there. It soon became clear that her interests lie more in the field of art and less in science or mathematics. She took advantage of every opportunity to participate in special after school art programs.

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.

    Please note: after March 31, 2024, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2024, refunds are no longer available.

    Transfers to other classes will be approved on an individual basis.

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