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Plying Orenburg-Style with Galina Khmeleva (Sat PM)

Plying Orenburg-Style with Galina Khmeleva (Sat PM)

After spinning singles clockwise with a 'Z' twist, it is time to start the plying process. You will be using a plying/supported spindle to accomplish this task. During this process, you will learn the more economical use of luxury fibers, ie. cashmere, bison, pygora, qiviut and paco vacuna. This is a great follow up to the Spinning for Lace Knitting class.

Level: Adventurous beginner  to Intermediate+

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

Materials Fee: $5 material fee includes all the fibers used in class. Plying spindles and silk are provided for use in class and available for purchase directly from instructor.

Options:  none

Please Bring: approximately 100 yards of a single ply yarn spun by any method

To Do BEFORE Class:  spin 100 yards of a single ply yarn by any method


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

In Classroom Area: 3

Date/Time:  Sat April 27 2pm - 5pm


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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