IV International Lace Festival VITA LACE canceled due to coronavirus
IV International Lace Festival VITA LACE announced it had postponed this year's event until June 2021, taking into account the adverse epidemiological situation.
Vologda City was to host IV International Lace Festival VITA LACE on June 25-28, 2020.
The International Lace Festival VITA LACE collects everything related to the world of linen industry: fabrics, clothes, textile, souvenirs, as well as looms, spinning machines and accessories.
The program of the festival usually includes lace making competitions and exhibitions, thematic lace making workshops, round-table discussions, fashion shows and numerous accompanying events of a creative and cultural nature.
Lace-makers from Russian regions and foreign countries attend the International Lace Festival VITA LACE. Foreign and Russian companies display their products, equipment and achievements in flax cultivation and processing.
The International Lace Festival VITA LACE supported by the RF Ministry of Culture was held in Vologda three times – in 2011, 2014 and 2017. The international festival is held every 3 years
Vologda won a mention in the Russian Book of Records thanks to the most populous lace-making workshop that took place in Vologda on June 24, 2011. 570 lace-makers from different regions of Russia and foreign countries gave a master class in the art of lace-making in the city's central square. The members of 10 countries- Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Ireland, Canada, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as representatives from 24 Russian regions took part in this campaign. The lace-makers were set in a special way - in the form of a snowflake, the main lace element.
Vologda lace, a brand name today, has a proud history, which began in the 18th century. The patterns of floral, ornamental designs, with flowing and smooth lines, are produced mostly in white. They look like a frosty window in winter. Made of flax or cotton threads, Vologda lace is light, yet durable and strong. Vologda flax has a special quality, called "northern silk."