Spinning Gossamer Threads: The Yarns of Orenburg Video Download
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PieceWork magazine is proud to present a workshop that brings the traditions of Orenburg into your home.
Galina Khmeleva has made a life work of learning the traditional skills of Orenburg spinners and knitters, and promoting their artistry throughout the world.
In this video download, you will learn first-hand:
- The properties of Orenburg cashmere and how they influence the knitting
- How to comb on a tool unique to the region
- How to separate the finest fibers from those more suitable for heavier knitting
- How to spin on the slender, shapely, whorl-free Orenburg spindle
- How to ply and finish your yarn
You'll also hear wonderful stories from a woman who has spent her adult life absorbing the traditions that bring this time-honored folk craft to life.
The hand-knitted shawls of Orenburg, located in the steppes of the southern Ural Mountains, set a world standard for exquisite handspun yarns and delicate lace patterning. The beauty and durability of these heirloom creations begin with the yarn: cashmere from the densely-coated goats of the region, an unusual way of preparing the fleece on a Central Asian-style comb, and skillful spindle spinning.
Download this amazing and inspiring video and start learning from Galina today!
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Running Time: 120 minutes