The lectures will take place at Telovadnica, address: Rejčeva ulica 1b, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. The multipurpose centre is in the very centre of the city. The lectures will last 30 minutes followed by a 10 minute question and answer period.

Historical pattern for Three pairs Flanders stitch; Photo: Archive of Rosita D’Ercoli

The Origin of the Most Typical Lace Stitches from Gorizia through a Teacher’s Work

Rosita D’Ercoli, Lace teacher, Lace historian, Editor of the magazine Fuselliamo, Association Fuselliamo, Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy

Friday, 4 August 16:00 cet

Who invented Three pairs Flanders stitch? Who gave the imprint to the lace which now we can call Lace from Gorizia? After many years of archival research, the author will give new interesting answers and points for reflection.

Patterns from Libro di Lavorieri (Book of workers) Photo: Archive of Bianca Rosa Bellomo

Aemilia Ars Needle Lace

Bianca Rosa Bellomo, Lace researcher and scholar, Bologna, Italy

Friday, 4 August 16:40 cet

Aemilia Ars Needle Lace originates from Reticella, but it quickly developed into Punto in Aria following well known pattern books. The lecturer will introduce its history and manufacture, showing some historically important laces, and talk about the people who significantly influenced the development of Aemilia Ars Needle Lace.

Historical materials from the Lace School of Isola d’Istria/Izola Photo: Archive of Rosita D’Ercoli

The Lace School of Isola D’istria/Izola (1881 – 1936)

Rosita D’Ercoli, Lace teacher, Lace historian, Editor of the magazine Fuselliamo, Association Fuselliamo, Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy

Friday, 4 August 2023 17:20 cet

Forgotten for many years, the history of the Lace School of Isola/Izola was reconstructed by the author after a long archival search. The lecture will outline the school’s 55 years of activity, from the establishment as an affiliation to the Central School of Lacemaking in Vienna, Austria, until the cancellation during the Kingdom of Italy.

Textile and Electronics Integration for Innovative Multimodal User Experiences (Invited Lecture)

Lavoslava Benčić, Intermedial Artist, Curator and Teacher

Friday, 4 August 2023

In this invited lecture, we will explore how to combine textile arts and electronics to create unique multimodal user experiences. A detailed explanation of the production process of the “Stories Beyond Lace” project will provide insights into the collaborative creative process and the innovative fusion of traditional bobbin lace making skills with electronics.

Making of Bobbin Lace in Slovenia from Entry in the National Register to UNESCO

Saturday, 5 August

Anja Jerin and Nena Židov, Museum Councillors, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

In 2013 and 2015 two elements connected with the knowledge of bobbin lace making were listed in the Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovenia. In 2018, the knowledge of bobbin lace making in Slovenia was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Representatives of the Coordinator for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will talk about the path from the entry in the Register to UNESCO.

Safeguarding of Know-how in the Art of Italian Lace

Chiara Squarcina, Head of the Museum Activities Department, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

Saturday, 5 August 17:20 cet

The Italian Lace Network which unites lace makers from north to south Italy for the first time after many years in this ambitious project for recognition as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. We will retrace the path taken to date, recounting the choices made.

The still living power of days gone by Photo: ID2020

Experimental Lace Group from the Idrija Lace School

Maja Svetlik, Pattern Designer, Idrija Lace School, Idrija, Slovenia

Sunday, 6 August 14:00 cet

The Experimental Lace Group from the Idrija Lace School has been creating since 2015. It consists of eight to ten top lacemakers with an abundance of knowledge on the many elements and techniques of Idrija lace. Their knowledge is based on tradition which is, from an idea to lace, creatively upgraded by design and use of various materials.

The lecture will provide an insight into the planning and work of the group as well as the experiences and the result – modern Idrija lace.

Designing, drawing lace patterns and making lace by various individuals or by group work is guided by art teacher Silva Menard, bobbin lace teacher Stana Frelih and pattern designer Maja Svetlik, who also organizes and leads the group.

Veliki Dol becomes a Čipkasti (Lacemaking) Dol again. Photo: Archive of Cultural Society Kalunca

Veliki Dol Becomes a Čipkasti (Lacemaking) Dol Again

Neža Bandel, President, Cultural Society Kalunca, Veliki Dol, Slovenia

Sunday, 6 August 14:40 cet

Veliki Dol is a small village in the Karst, the picturesque south-western part of Slovenia, where no-one would expect to find lacemakers. But there used to be a bobbin lace school in the village. What happens when a young inexperienced lacemaker discovers the forgotten history of the village she lives in?

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