Full Name
Galina Khmeleva
Speaker Bio
Galina Khmeleva is a Russian American artist and former student of Olga A. Fedorova’s, the famed Orenburg Lace expert. For the past 30 years, Galina has worked to build her business in the United States teaching and promoting easy-to-knit, heirloom-quality pieces. She is a huge proponent of U.S.-grown fibers such as cashmere, cashgora, Pygora, bison, qiviut, and paco-vicuna. She has been featured in PieceWork, Spin Off, Knitter’s, and Cast On magazines all while traveling locally and internationally to promote her craft. She has also published two books through Interweave Press: Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls and The Gossamer Webs Design Collection. When not knitting and teaching, Galina enjoys tending to her many and varied plants throughout her yard. Since she was given stay-at-home orders in March due to COVID-19, Galina’s garden has never looked better!
Galina Khmeleva