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Body and Soul Cashmere Lace Scarf Project

Instructor: Galina Khmeleva       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Beginner to Intermediate      

Description ~ Body and Soul Cashmere Lace Scarf Project

Are you sick and tired of spending two long days in a knitting class with nothing to show for it but a doily-size swatch?  Then prepare to check you skinny little needles and laceweight yarns at the door and join lace-knitting extraordinaire, Galina Khmeleva, and begin to knit an elegant cashmere lace scarf that will surely warm your "Body & Soul" this fall.  Using a pattern adopted by Galina from the traditional Orenburg method, this project calls for 3-5 needles and luscious fingering weight cashmere.  Yarn that, with Galina's patient guidance, will provide each knitter the necessary skills and confidence to begin their own scarf that they will be capable of finishing at home.  Come see why Galina is one of the most sought after lace-knitting instructors in the country.


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Russian Style Continental Knitting a Variation on a Theme

Instructor: Galina Khmeleva       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Basic knitting experience      

Description ~ Russian Style Continental Knitting a Variation on a Theme

Are you stuck in the past?  Still throwing your yarn?  Experiencing wrist discomfort?  Then this class is for you!  Let Galina Khmeleva, lace knitter extraordinaire, teach you this subtle Russian variation of the classic continental knitting method.  It is fast, it is easy and it is oh-so forgiving on your wrists!  You will wonder why you took so long to make the switch.


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Cast-On/Bind-Off and Grafting With a Russian Twist

Instructor: Galina Khmeleva       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Basic knitting experience      

Description ~ Cast-On/Bind-Off and Grafting With a Russian Twist

Those innovative Russian knitters devised a simple, yet effective, method for grafting.  You will find it so unique and versatile, you will use it on all your future knitting projects.  It it seems that your seams are anything but seamless, this is the class for you.  From start to finish without breaking a sweat Galina will teach students creative cast-ons to fit every occasion, with a unique Russian bind-off that will leave you breathless. These techniques will make your knitting more enjoyable and seem effortless.


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Knitted Lace Embellishments: The Perfect Edge

Instructor: Galina Khmeleva       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Basic knitting experience      

Description ~ Knitted Lace Embellishments: The Perfect Edge

Orenburg knitted lace is perhaps most often recognized by its exquisitely detailed scalloped border (teeth). In this class, Galina will first introduce students tot he fascinating knitting techniques that result in this 'perfect' edge, then she will explore various ways to turn ordinary table, bed, and bath linens, curtains and even favorite clothing items into luxurious collectibles with the addition of simple, yet so very sophisticated Orenburg lace 'perfect edge' border.


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Broken Borders: Lace Restoration Therapy

Instructor: Galina Khmeleva       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Basic knitting experience      

Description ~ Broken Borders: Lace Restoration Therapy

It's a knitter's worst nightmare... a tear, a pulled thread, a broken stitch or maybe even your version of "dog ate my homework.  Or even worse, those creepy, crawly household pests that live to feast on your latest needlework adventure that you have spent countless hours and hard earned money on.  Your favorite knitting project does not have to end this way!  In this class Galina will show you her miraculour tricks of the trade on how to "mend your ways."  If you adore it then restore it!


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