Saturday, 27 April 2013

Doily Free Zone's site and blog have moved!

Hello everyone! In this fast-paced world things change so quickly that sometimes it is easy to be left behind!
The Doily Free Zone blog has been moved to the DFZ website:
This blog space will be closed in two weeks to avoid confusion!!

Best wishes,

Sunday, 4 November 2012

1st International Symposium of Young Lace Makers
April 4-7 2013

Brooch by Alicia Jane Boswell
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a symposium for and about young lace makers in Pavia, Italy (just south of Milan) in April 2013 in order to coincide with Milan Design Week.

The symposium aims to encourage communication amongst young lace makers and to safeguard and promote this rich textile tradition as a form of creative expression.

For the purposes of this meeting we define lace as a fabric in which the open spaces are as fundamental to the design as the solid areas and where this is interplay of holes is an intrinsic part of the fabric’s structure, for this reason we will not accept proposals based on die or laser cut “lace patterns”. All lace makers who will present work or research papers and teach the workshops will be under the age of 40 at the time of the symposium, this is not meant as discrimination but is rather an attempt to focus on the work of a generation which for various reasons is not associated with the major guilds and organizations. The symposium, however, is open to all who wish to attend.  

Untitled Construction by Olivia Valentine

Matriochka by Armel Barraud
The symposium will be divided into three categories; Lace and Tradition, Lace and Design and Lace and Art.

The aim of this event is to bring young lace makers and scholars from all over the world together not only to work to protect the future of this art but also to give the wider lace making community the chance to see what the new generation is creating and to learn from them.

We are looking forward to welcoming so many lace makers here in Pavia and to the spectacular exhibition which will accompany the symposium including works by artists Alicia Jane Boswell, Olivia Valentine and Armel Barraud.

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