Breaking News! 2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace”, Vologda, Russia – June 26-28, 2014

2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace”, Vologda, Russia
Organizers:  The Vologda Museum of Lace, Kremlin Square 12, Vologda
The Vologda State Museum, The Government of the Vologda Region,
The Fund for Social and Cultural Initiatives.
Dates: Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 2014
In and around the Vologda Kremlin Square and the Museum of Lace
Email for potential participants:
Registration:  Forms in Russian have been provided by Vologda:
Registration Форма регистрации участника 2014-1
About festival beginning Пресс-релиз по фестивалю 2014
About Lace heart Пояснительная записка акции Кружевное сердце Олимпиады-2014
Program Программа фестиваля 2014. посл
I’ll see what I can do about getting some of this translated shortly.
Information: Program of the 2nd International Lace Festival
Video from the 2011 event:


  • Opening ceremony of “Vita Lace”
    Vologda Kremlin Square
  • Opening of the exhibition and competition “Lace of the Olympics”
    South-western Tower of the Vologda Kremlin
  • Performance: “The Lace Heart of the Olympic Games”
    Vologda Kremlin Square
  • Lace Exhibition and Fair
    Vologda Kremlin Square
  • Lacemaking Workshops
    Vologda Kremlin and Kremlin Square
  • Concert with the participation of well-known Russian artists
    Vologda Kremlin Square


  • Exhibition of the collection of the famous Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin
    Art Department of the Vologda Museum, Vologda Kremlin
  • Photo exhibition “The International Lace Festival “Vita Lace” – 2011. Memories of a Snowflake.
    South-western Tower of the Vologda Kremlin, 1st floor
  • Folk Art of the Ryazan Region
    Museum of Lace, 12, Kremlin Square

My thanks to museum director Julia Evseeva for information about this important event.  The first Festival was held June 23-25, 2011, shortly after the opening of the museum in 2010.  This year’s event is closely tied to the theme of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Vologda lace was included in the famous Olympic patchwork quilt.


(The approximate location of Vologda is marked on the quilt-map, see if you can find it!)


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5 Responses to Breaking News! 2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace”, Vologda, Russia – June 26-28, 2014

  1. Jualia Evseeva says:

    Dear Laurie, thank you for placing the information of our lace festival in Vologda! Welcome!

  2. Косыченко Людмила Ивановна says:

    Прошу дать ссылку заявки на участие в фестивале lik042

  3. Amber says:

    Im a lace maker from Qld, Australia… I just saw this featival in our last publication. Did they mention if it was happening again??

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