The International festival of laces Vita Lace

Vologda is considered to be the lace capital of Russia in its own right. In contrast to local centers of lace making, Vologda lace is the complex phenomenon that includes manufacturing traditions of different regions of the Vologda Region.

The only in Russia festival of Lace Vita lace took place in Vologda since 2011. The first Festival assembled 800 guests from 10 countries and 24 regions of Russia. Its centerpiece was ambitious show «The most massive lace-making» (Samoye massovoye kruzhevopleteniye) with simultaneous participation of 570 lacemakers.

The second festival was dedicated to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi as the highest point in Russian life in 2014. During the fascinating show «Lace Heart of the Olympic Games» more than 300 lacemakers from Russia, Ireland, Australia, Czech Republic and Republic of South Africa were involved in netting of small lace hearts to make one big heart.

The festival program traditionally consists of a variety of exhibitions, photo projects, fairs, round tables and lace-making master classes.