Lace event Belgium: The World Lace Congress Brugge 2018: “Living Lace” – August 13-25, 2018

Below is preliminary information on the 2018 Bruges Congress, which replaces the OIDFA event.  This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

The World Lace Congress Brugge 2018: “Living Lace”  (West Flanders, Flemish Region)
2 weeks lace experience in Belgium
BRUGGE 2018 vzw
Baalstraat 16, 8000 BRUGGE
4-day Classes: August 13-16, 2018
Congress: August 17-19, 2018
Post Congress Tours:  August 20-25, 2018
Places: See agenda
Website: This website exists but is not yet live.

Agenda:  2016.08.02. Programme Congress 2018 Brugge

Students can register for 4 days and can either stay 4 days with the same teacher or take 2 2-day classes.
1     Vlaanderse kant, Nadine Pauwels
2     Turnhoutse kant, Liliane Eyckens  (only 4days)
3     Binche,  Lieve Pollet
4 A   Fijn Brugs Bloemwerk,  Annick Wils
4 B   Rosaline,  Annick Wils
5     Wezelse kant, Alida Nicola
6     Beverse kant, Simonne Coppieters
7     Mechelse kant, Rita Thienpondt
8     Metal jewelry in bobbin Lace, Lauran Sundin
9     Valenciennes kant, Chantal Ferier
10    Naaldkant, Magda Haentjes
11    Experimental design, Lieve Smets
12    Lierse kant/ Art beading,  Linda van Camp

1. “Collection headquARTers Katoennatie: 3500 years of textile ART” : “Sprang” by Anne Kwaspen
2. “Putting Antwerp on the Map: Lace making and lace commerce in a city of art and luxury trades in the 16th and 17th centuries.”: by Frieda Sorber/curator lace collection Modemuseum Antwerpen (Fashion museum)
3. “From Royal Wedding veils and Ma’s War Laces”: by Caroline Esgain/ curator, lace collection Museum voor Kostuum en Kant (Museum for costume and lace)
4. ” Art Nouveau Lace”: by Werner Adriaenssens/ art historian, art nouveau
5. Contemporary Lace: “ Living Lace”: by Martine Bruggeman/ lace historian, Kantcentrum Brugge

August 20
– Ecolle de Dentelle / Art de Dentelle
– the Flaxmuseum, “Texture”
– “War Lace”, Menenpoort
August 21
– Stedelijk Museum het outde hospitaal: History of Lace in Aalst
– Ridderzaal Belfort: Chantilly of Geeraerdsbergen
– Foyer van CC De Werf: 40 years Rozemarijn
– Exhibitions:  “5 Elements”
– Sint Nicolaas church
– Townhall
– Doka
August 22
– Carolus Borromeuschurch: Historical Lace – chambre, Lier Lace, Turnhout Lace
– Katoennatie
– Fashionmuseum
– 3 historical locations
August 23
– Predikherenkerk: Academies
– Romenise Poort
– Museum “De Mindere” Kantelink
– Kant in Vlanderen
August 24
– Museum “Le Grand Curtius <<La dame elegante>>, Private collections
Sint Pieters Leeuw
– Castle Coloma
August 25
– Museum voor Kostuum en Kant
– Museum Cinquantenaire

There will be a competition, “Dreams in Dimensions 25-25-25. Categories include Original Design, Technical proficiency, Youth under 12, Youth from 13-18.


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6 Responses to Lace event Belgium: The World Lace Congress Brugge 2018: “Living Lace” – August 13-25, 2018

  1. Ingrid Bernhagen says:

    What price is it and iscaccomodation included

  2. Mrs R Hawkins says:

    Can you please help me with the translations into English or French for the following lace types or maybe describe them briefly in English:
    Wezelse Kant, Beverse Kant, Lierse Kant, Naaldkant.

  3. Jules says:

    so is this completely canceled???? and now going to be in The city will be Zaandam, only 18 minutes by train from Schiphol-airport and 12 minutes from Amsterdam.???

    or is it going to be part in one place and part in another?

    it is not 100% clear.
    Ms Jules H.

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