2nd International Symposium of Young Lace Makers June 10-12 2016
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a symposium for and about young lace makers in Gandino, Italy, 10-12 June 2016. 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.
The Theme for the 2016 Symposium is: Inter/Lace Inter/Face
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 must 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. The symposium will be divided into three categories; Lace and Tradition, Lace and Design and Lace and Art and we are accepting proposals for papers, works of art and design, and workshops related to these themes the deadline being September 22 2015.
For further information or questions please don’t hesitate to contact the conference organizer, Angharad Rixon at: info[at]textilesupport.net