LACE has an appeal that is truly worldwide. Many lacemakers and lovers of lace belong to organisations that support and encourage the traditions of lacemaking in their own countries. OIDFA is different, indeed unique, in that it is an organization for lacemakers of different countries (currently over 40) with a focus that transcends nationality.

“Lace added an extra dimension to my life – a life filled with friends, meetings with like-minded people, offering me opportunities for travel and adventure, opening up new directions, and providing multifaceted answers to the questions that interested me.” Bistra Pisancheva, Bulgaria


Virtual Congress 2024
Class session A – 15,18, 22, 25 July 2024
Class session B – 16,19, 23, 26 July 2024
Lectures – 17, 20, 21, 24 July 2024
Virtual Exhibition

OIDFA’s activities reflect its international focus. The most obvious manifestation of this are the biennial Congresses, which have been held every two years since the first one in Le Puy-en-Velay in 1982. The next Congress is a Virtual Congress to be held 15 – 26 July 2024. The 21st OIDFA World Lace Congress and General Assembly 2025 will be held in Bulgaria – Karlovo & Kalofer 16 – 18 August 2025. See the Congress page for more details. The Congress allows lacemakers from all over the world to meet other people who have the same field of interest, to exhibit their lace works, to exchange ideas, and to transmit knowledge about their art.

21st OIDFA World Lace Congress and General Assembly 2025
It is official!  OIDFA Congress 2025 will be held in Bulgaria – Karlovo & Kalofer
The Congress includes Bulgaria’s national lace festival on 15 August 2025 and continues with Congress, exhibits, lectures, events, and vendors 16-18 August 2025.
Classes 11-14 August 2025
Tour 19-23 August 2025

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