19th OIDFA General Assembly and World Lace Congress | Postponed Dates
The dates for the 2020 Congress in Estonia have been moved to the same dates in 2021, a bit like the Olympics.
Follow the OIDFA Congress website at oidfa2020.org.
The new dates are: Congress: 30 July – 1 August 2021; Workshops: 26 – 29 July 2021; Tour: 2–5 August 2021. OIDFA welcomes any contributions of lace patterns – let's get behind the great work being done by the Australian women on the OIDFA Board.
This is a call out for members who have been affected by the fires and/or if you know of lace makers affected.
We encourage you to contact the Guild.
We are excited to announce that the Festival of Lace is open for bookings!
Join us for a full weekend - including morning tea and lunch for both days.
Saturday, 20th June: Lace Looking Forward
Sunday, 21st June: Lace Looking Back
For pricing, please refer to the booking button above that links to an external website. Not working?
Go to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=577517&ses=1715245
Join our last Lace Day for the year at Linnwood for the 40th Anniversary Day and Christmas!
Address: 25 Byron Road, Guildford NSW 2161
We also welcome you to come along to Guildford Leagues Club for guest speaker at 2pm.
Address: 25-55 Tamplin Rd, Guildford NSW 2161 (see the map below).
Join us on Lace Sunday!
Location: Linnwood House Guildford Sydney.
Time: Doors open 10am BYO lunch /mug.
We are excited to have a guest speaker Marlene Arditto who will give a talk on Shuttles for knotting & tatting.
Please remember to bring your lace entries for this years competition.
We also have a number of books for auction for members.
See you there.
Before the industrial revolution, Nottingham was the heartland of English lace making. When the craft was mechanised the traditional lace artisans settled in France, where lace was still being made by hand. Then came the revolution of 1848, which turned the Nottingham artisans out of France. Three shiploads of them came to Australia in 1848 to make a new life.
Come and hear their story!
Society of Australian Genealogists
Address: 120 Kent Street, Sydney
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Price: $24 members, $37 non-members
Please phone 02 9247 3953 to book.