Registration for CONGRESS 2023 now OPEN.
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
Members are able to listen to the recording of this lecture. Go to the Member Only Page.
- New lecture added
Don’t forget to register for the OIDFA Virtual Congress, if you can’t make it to Nova Gorica/Gorizia.
We just added a new lecture by Veronika Irvine, USA to the programme!
Title: Kiss and Tell: a tool for exploring bobbin lace
Date and time: Sunday, 23 July, 2023 16:30 CET
We are really looking forward to the event!
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 4th–6th August, 2023, and will be a hybrid Congress held virtually and on-site in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Gorizia (Italy). 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.
Between congresses, members maintain contact with OIDFA and one another through a member Lecture Series and a quarterly Bulletin containing articles and news. A further aspect of OIDFA is its Work and Study Groups, which conduct and publish research on lace topics with an international perspective.
OIDFA is for lacemakers of all ages and has instituted a Young Lacemaker Grants Scheme. Application form (closing date 31st March 2023) are available for download.
To join, click on the Membership page.
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