Lace Event Australia: 16th World OIDFA Lace Congress – July 14-25, 2014

16th World OIDFA Lace Congress and General Assembly
Monday July 14 to Thursday July 17
General Assembly meeting: Friday July 18 at 9:30
Congress: Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20, 2014
Excursions:  Monday July 18 to Sunday July 20
Post Congress Tours:  Monday July 21 to Friday July 25
Place:  University of Adelaide,
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Courses will be held at the Westminister School at Marion
Hotels:, Hotel Registration
Contact:, Cora Westley, secretary
4 Cedar Ave., Warradale 5046, South Australia
Website:  This contains the latest version of events.
OIDFA Bulletin: 2014 Congress announced in the OIDFA bulletin ISSN 0771-7571
Participant Registration: Online registration at, OIDFA_Registration
Fees are listed in the registration materials.  People who were OIDFA members in 2013 do receive a discount on the general registration fee. Early bookings must be received by February 28, 2014.  Late bookings will incur a surcharge.
Supplier Registration:, OIDFA-Suppliers-Reg-Form
The suppliers room and exhibitions will be open July 18 at 11:00,
July 19 from 09:00 to 17:00
July 20 from 09:00 60 17:00
Banquet:  July 19 at 18:30

Lectures: (Elder Hall, University of Adelaide)
Alvena Hall, “A Story of Landscape and Lace” – July 18th at 15:00
Rosemary Shepherd, “Bobbin Lace: Will we ever know how it began?” – July 20 at 10:00
Dr. Helen Parsons, “Unmentionables” – Cavalcade of Fashion, July 20 at 14:00

Displays for lace activities in various countries.
Australian Sates will display the work of their lacemakers
An exhibition of Maltese lace from a private collection.
A Contemporary Australian Exhibition by several lacemakers
Competition Entry display
Course tutor individual exhibitions
Cavalcade collection display in the State Library
Rhythm Interrupted – Life Redirected by Jenny Rees & Vicki Taylor
Offsite exhibitions are described at

Classes  (July 14-17):
Christine P. Bishop, “Contemporary Needle Lace”
Margaret Morgan, “Netted Lace”
Bridget Fairchild, “Cordonnicot Needle Lace
Elena Dickson, “Bibilla Flowers
Marie Laurie “Halas Lace”
Vicki Taylor, “Larrikin Lace”
Rosemary Shepherd, “Early Bobbin Lace Techniques”
Consiglia Azzopardi, “Maltese Lace”
Heather Billington, “Point Ground Lace”
Olwyn Scott, “Free Lace”

OIDFA_Adelaide   Adelaide


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