The International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organisation

OIDFA Translator

THIS facility allows translation of some common lace terms between different languages, with illustrations for clarification. It is the joint work of native speakers who are also lacemakers.

1. Select the two languages.

2. Click on the term that you wish to translate.



Please tell us of any errors or omissions, or start adding terms in another language.

• Name any of the terms from the pictures here.


• Use the general feedback form.

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