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There is something intrinsically familiar about lace; the fabrics themselves passed down through generations, and the skills so frequently learned from mothers and grandmothers…

For this edition we wanted to focus on the global family of lace techniques and the unique richness of this language.

#DFZ2022 will present the work of 14 makers representing12 countries who are creating extraordinary work using:

Bobbin lace, Crochet, Tatting, Carrickmacross, Macramé, Ñandutí, Lace Knitting, Sprang, Oya, Lacis, Tulle Embroidery and Chainmaille.

There is so much to discover...

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Lace Camp

The 2022 workshop program will take you around the world!

From Ireland to Paraguay, from the United States to Indonesia...

We have brought together a team of exceptional tutors from all over the globe who will share their knowledge and take you on an exciting lace journey from the comfort of your own home.

You will have all of the workshops to keep and work through at your own pace with the support of the amazing DFZ community. 

What attendees are saying about DFZ...

“The workshops are AMAZING!!! I can hardly wait for next year!


And I have so many more courses to watch and things to learn.


It’s one of the greatest treasure troves I’ve ever encountered!”

Kelsey , Lubbock USA

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Would you like to join us for #DFZ2022?



When will the Symposium be?

The live events will take place over the weekend of the 11-12 June 2022 in various time zones. Because DFZ is a global forum (for the 2021 edition we had participants from 28 countries) weaim to make a programme that allows everyone to attend at least half the sessions live, wherever they live. We also do some mini webinars in the lead up so everyone can practice.

What is included in my DFZ 2021 registration?

You will receive access to the live symposium presentations and panel discussions as well as lifetime access to the recordings and 11 online workshops which cover a variety of lace techniques as well as a special bonus to push your creativity! We will also produce an e-book about the featured artists which will be sent to you in June 2022.

What will I need to participate in the Workshops?

Materials lists for the workshops will be available in mid-December.

How much does registration cost?

Registration costs US$239 

Can I give DFZ registration as a gift?

Yes you can! It is possible to send a DFZ gift card with a personalised message on a specific date by clicking here.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes we do, and you can select it when registering and pay in 6 installments.

Do I need to know how to make lace?

No! We cand refer you to a variety of resources and I will be running monthly classes on the platform from January to get everyone ready for lace camp.

How long will I have access to the workshops?

As long as DFZ is around and we hope that will be a long time! So you can work through them at your own pace or even go back over them multiple times.

Where will the symposium and Lace Camp be held?

We will host it on an app named Namastream/Marvelous. It is an online teaching software which was developed by two really inspiring, independent women, just the kind of people we love to support.

When you sign up for DFZ 2022 you will be taken to the app where you will be asked to create a username and login, then you will have your very own virtual Doily Free Zone.

What if I am not good with technology?

You can get in touch with us here and we will try to help you. We will do some practice presentations so everyone feels confident.

How long are the workshops?

We have planned them to be the equivalent of live 2-day workshops and each has between 1.5 and 2 hours of video divided into lessons which guide you through the course one step at a time.

Can men sign up for Lace Camp?

Of course! DFZ is for everyone who loves lace!

Who organizes DFZ?

DFZ is the brainchild of the director Angharad Rixon (Harrie) you can find out more about her here.

What if I love doilies?

That's ok, the name is just a bit cheeky ;)

We would love to see you in the zone...

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