Lace Event Slovenia: 35th Idrija Lace Festival – June 17-19, 2016

The 35th Idrija Lace Festival
Organizers and Sponsors:
Date: June 17-19, 2016
Mestni trg 1, 5280 Idrija, Slovenia
Exhibitions primarily in the Gewerkenegg Castle
Information:  TIC Idrija, Mestni trg 2 5280 Idrija
+386 (0)5 93 44 078,,
There is a ticket for all events for 6 EUR.

Events (just the lace-related ones):

  • June 17 – Opening ceremony, “Wooden Bobbins Still Sing their Song, Just Like Centuries Ago”
  • June 18 – “Starting the Day with Idrija Tape – Presentation of a Manual on Idrija Tape Lace”
    Idrija Lace School 8:30 to 9:30
  • June 18-19 – Fair of cottage industry, handicraft products, bobbin lace making equipment and culinary specialities – 9:00 to 19:00 streets of Idrija
  • June 18-19  Lace in the Hair with hairdresser Katja Pečenko
    10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00, park below Mestni trg
  • June 18 – documentary “Bobbin Lace on the Tape of Time”
    19:00, movie theater in Idrija
  • June 19 – Sweet Celebration with a Lacy Cake – Celebration of the 14th Anniversary of the Idrija Lace School
    16:00, Trg Sv. Ahacija
  • June 19 – Awared ceremony for students who have completed their training at the Idrija Lace School.
    15:00 Trg Sv. Ahacija


  • June 18-Aug 31   “Historical Bonds”, exhibition of the Luserna Lace School (Trentino – Alto Adige, Italy).  Small Gallery, Gewerkenegg Castel, 9:00 to 18:00
    June 18  “Presentation of the Exhibition Historical Ties” June 18, 12:30 AM courtyard of the Gewerkenegg Castle
  • June 18-August 31  “Look What I can Do”, exhibition of laces made by youth at the Idrija Lace School.
    At the school, June 18-Jul 3 9:00 to 18:00, July 4-Aug 31 Mon-Sat 9:00-15:00, Wed 9:00-19:00. Closed Sunday and holidays
  • June 18-July 3  “A Walk through Idrija Lace Techniques”, works made by adult students at the Idrija Lace School
    AT the school, 9:00-18:00
  • June 18-July 3 “Masterpieces of the Idrija Lace School Students”
    Sv. Barbara Gallery, opening June 16 18:00, June 18-Jul 3, 9:00 to 18:00
  • June 18-July 3 “Teacher, how is this made? Well, Let Me Show You…”
    Exhibition of the Association of Idrija Lace Makers, Idrija, Dol, Ledina, Cinober Art Assn.
    Gallery above the town library, opening June 15 18:00, Jun 18-Jul 3, 9:00 to 18:00
  • June 18-July 3 “Filometrics. 1905”
    Bobbinlaces for bedclothes, exhibition of the Association of Idrija Lace Makers, Spodnja.
    Opening Jun 16 17:00, Jun 18-Jul 3 9:00 to 18:00
  • June 18- July 3 “A Touch of Bobbins”
    Assn of Idrija Lace-makers and students of the Textile design department of the school of Natural Sciences and Engineering in Ljubliana.
    International Centre of Idrija Lae, opening June 16 17:00, Jun 18-Jul 3 9:00 to 18:00.
  • Permanent Exhibition at the Idrija Municipal Museum “A History Written in Thread”
    Gewerkenegg Castle, 10:00 to 23:00 daily.
  • June 18-Jul 30  “Laces in Philately, Numismatics and Elsewhere…”
    Idrija Public Library in the Underpass Gallery
    Jun 18-Jul 30 9:00 to 18:00


  • For children and adults – for the annual Ivanka Ferjančič Prize. Award ceremony 15:00 Sunday, Trg sv. Adacija.  You can apply until June 17 via email to or phone +3865 37 34 570.  The competition entries will be shown at 11:30, Trg Sv. Ahacija.
  • There will also be an announcment for the best Lace-Makers in the comptition.
  • Award for the most Beautiful Lace at the “Look What I can Do” exhibition, Sunday. Chosen by the visitors of the “Look What I Can Do” exhibition.
    15:00 Sunday


  • June 18 – Lace-Making Workshop for Adults
    Idrija Lace School, 9:30 to13:00.  Applications accepted until June 15, +3865 37 34 570 or
  • June 18-19 – Lace Screen Printing Workshop for children and adults
    11:00 to 12:00 and 6:00 to 7:00
  • MandaLACE Workshop for children and adults
    9:00 to 18:00 Mestni trg

This year’s festival is closely connected with the OIDFA Congress in Ljubljana, and many people are attending both in the same trip.

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