translation of Skaska says it best; the achievement of Skaska’s
fundamental goal has been an eclectic juxtaposition of both a fairy
tale and a miracle.
early 1990's, it had become painfully clear to Galina Alexandrovna Khmeleva
that the Orenburg lace knitting industry was bordering on the precipice
of extinction; it became Galina's mission, her passion, her obsession
to prevent this from happening.
textile art form had literally defined the lives of the knitters of
Orenburg since the early 18th century, it would prove to be no small
15 years later, defying all odds and a local skepticism that nearly
proved fatal, the industry has entered a new period of growth; a renaissance
most believed beyond reach in their lifetime. Truly a miracle with that
elusive fairy tale ending.