Embraceable Lace Workshop

If just the sight of lace-weight yarns has always caused you to break out in a rash, this introductory lace class is for you. With her unique, inspiring, fun-loving teaching style, Galina A. Khmeleva will unravel the myths and mystery about the complexities of knitting lace. She will have you knitting continental before this class is over, wondering what all the fuss was about. And finally, Galina will help individualize a lace-knitting project that is just right for you. You can and will learn to knit lace.

Our Presenter: Galina A. Khmeleva, owner of Skaska Designs and author of Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls and Gossamer Webs: The Design Collection, has earned the reputation as one of the most respected and knowledgeable lace-knitting instructors in the country. As a former clothing and costume designer who worked with the aristocracy of the St. Petersburg music and theater society, Galina was a pioneer in breaking down barriers in the new Russia that allowed Russian women the opportunity to achieve ownership status in private companies.

As the principal student to the Orenburg lace-knitting elite, Galina brings the classic style and revered traditional knitting techniques of Russian lace to her classes. Her teaching style has made her the guru of knitted-lace enthusiasts across the U.S. And as an extra bonus, her classes are an unforgettable cultural experience. Location:
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois