or workshops are scheduled based on availability. Contact Skaska Designs
for more information or to schedule a class or workshop.
are over one hundred nationalities and languages in Russia, making it
the most ethnically diverse ‘empire’ on earth.
is divided into fifteen major republics, of which Russia proper is the
largest and most populous, and subdivided even further into numerous
enjoyed by these people is as disparate and unusual as the landscapes
they live in and the languages they speak. In short, today’s Russia
is the world’s last great uncharted culinary zone.
workshop, we have decided to focus our primary attention on a number
of the most basic of foods that would ordinarily grace the average Russian’s
table at mealtime.
careful consideration to the required ingredients to insure that they
could be found locally, as well as, those foods requiring a minimum
of prep time. Simple, basic, delicious....and distinctively Russian
that we have selected comes with its own traditionally Russian story;
not only will students in this class be introduced to classic, yet conventional
Russian cooking, but to the cultural heritage that accompanies it.
else, we will dispel the prevailing myth that there is little more to
Russian food than blini and borscht.
It’s a knitter’s
worst nightmare....a tear, a pulled thread, broken stitches; maybe
your version of ‘the dog ate my homework’?...or those creepy,
crawly pests! You’ve spent countless hours (not to mention money)
on a favorite knitting project...it doesn’t have to end this
way. Galina will show you her tricks of the trade on how to ‘mend
your ways’. ‘If you adore it....restore it’!
workshop is 3 hours, requires no homework or materials fee. Please
bring notetaking materials.
you like to give your knitting projects new life....add style, substance
and texture? The addition of ‘spiders’, ‘bobbles’, ‘clover
leafs’ and ‘mooshky(lily of the valley) will add a new ‘dimension’ to
your knitting. Traditional they’re not...a real hoot to knit...most
is 3 hours, requires no homework or materials fee. Please bring sport/fingering
weight yarn and suitable needles.
borders, sensational pattern motifs, intriguing knitting techniques
and the fascinating women who make it all happen. Join Galina for
an in-depth look at Orenburg knitted lace from both a technical and
will present a rare opportunity to see Galina’s stunning private knitted lace
collection and engage in a lively discussion of the evolution of knitted
lace. This workshop is 6 hours and requires no
and color charts will be provided. Please bring your favorite
needles (0-3). Materials
fee is $5.00.