May 2018 - OLGA BURAYA - KEFELIAN

May 01, 2018

Olga Buraya-Kefelian learned knitting from her mother at a very young age while growing up in Belarus. It wasn't until she was in her mid-twenties that her knitting developed beyond a hobby, and a distraction from the hardships of military life, into a career in knitwear design.

Now a published author of several books on knitwear, she resides in Alexandria, Virginia, while she continues to work on her brand, olgajazzy, and collaborates with numerous prominent yarn companies like Brooklyn Tweed, Woolfolk, Quince & Co, and magazines such as Pom Pom Quarterly, Making, and Amirisu.

She draws her inspiration from industrial and architectural fields, combined with her passion for European and Japanese design, resulting in knitwear designs infused with innovation.

When she is not busy designing, she travels extensively to teach classes and workshops nationwide as well as internationally.

Stop in this month to see samples of Olga's Ten-Ten Wrap, Kune-Kune Shawl, and Aranami Shawl. And next month, Olga will be in Amsterdam giving two full-day workshops at Stephen & Penelope!



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