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Orenburg Knitting: Knitting Gossamer Webs with Galina Khmeleva

Join Galina Khmeleva in an exploration of the rich tradition of Orenburg lace knitting.

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Orenburg Knitting DVD 

Learn all about Orenburg knitted shawls first-hand with

the newest workshop from PieceWork!


The handknitted shawls of Orenburg, located in the steppes of the southern Ural Mountains, set a world standard for delicate lace patterning. These “gossamer webs” are created from a series of basic elements and patterns handed down from generation to generation. In this video, Galina Khmeleva shares with you her decades of experience working with the knitters of Orenburg:

  • The origins and evolution of Orenburg lace
  • The Orenburg continental knitting technique
  • How to knit traditional Orenburg scalloped edging
  • The elements of Orenburg lace design
  • How to finish, block, and care for Orenburg lace shawls


Experience this rich tradition as Galina Khmeleva shares with you the history, the stories, the patterns, and the knitting techniques of these talented craftspeople, so that you can create your own gossamer webs.

Orenburg Knitting DVD

Get Your Copy of Orenburg Knitting: Knitting Gossamer Webs
with Galina Khmeleva


SKU: 13KN25

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781620334324

About the Author
Galina Khmeleva teaches the techniques of Orenburg spinning and knitting throughout the world. Her business, Skaska Designs, provides tools and materials, and also sells shawls created by the knitters of Orenburg. She is author of Gossamer Webs: History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls (Interweave, 1998). Galina is also a long time contributor to PieceWork magazine. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, George Girard and her beloved cats, Sasha and Mukha.

SKU: 13KN25

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781620334324

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