Skaska Designs Limited
Handcrafted Orenburg Knitted Lace
with Galina Khmeleva
Until recently, the specific techniques for hand knitting Orenburg lace were passed from generation to generation, within the family structure, by word of mouth only. There existed no known record of comprehensive written instructions, patterns or designs. This meant that if the current generation of young women lost interest in learning the craft, it would most likely succumb to age.
Galina Khmeleva set as her personal goal and dedicated her company’s resources to keep Orenburg’s legacy alive. Hence, Skaska Designs developed a series of Orenburg knitted lace workshops and seminars and traveled the US and Canada since 1996, presenting its programs to textile enthusiasts.