OIDFA Bulletin

‘The Bulletin’ (Bulletin OIDFA) is the quarterly magazine of the organization. Its articles reflect the international nature of OIDFA both in authorship and subject matter, and typically cover topics such as the description and history of lace from particular countries. There are also pieces about major exhibitions, museums and prominent lacemakers. Each issue contains either a pattern (such as the one that can be found on this page) or an article from one of the OIDFA Work Groups about its research. There are also book reviews, sometimes other patterns and, of course, information and news about OIDFA itself. Each article is in both English and French. You can get a flavour of the magazine by perusing the table of contents for a recent issue, below.

The current Editor is Katherine Gentelli, who welcomes submission of articles or patterns from any member. She is also the point of contact for potential advertisers (rates can be found further down the page). For enquiries about missing bulletins, however, please email Subscriptions.

From the Bulletin

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Stop Press

This section includes any time-sensitive items that may have missed the deadline for the current edition of The Bulletin or an edition that is in press. They are in PDF format.

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Contents of recent issue

Editorial: Katherine Gentelli
Letter from the President: Margaret Abbey, PSM
Pakri Bobbin Lace — Cultural Heritage of Coastal Swedes in Estonia
By Royal Appointment — Untold Stories and our Exhibition Initiation: Carol McFadzean and Elizabeth Trebble
Pattern — Christmas Atmosphere : Helena Orava
Needle Lace and Elna Rademeyer: Aletta Penning
Lace for The Queen: Margaret Flux
Project BOBBIN LACEE : Kirsten Brinckmann
Pattern — Torchon Lace with a Difference: Evelyn Smith
Pattern — Independence Lace: Helena Orava
Christian Traugott Grimm (1772–1828), Saxon Bobbin Lace Teacher: Claudia Schuster
Historical Textbook — Comprehensibly Prepared: Maria Kilian
Pattern — Needle Lace Panel using Aemilia Ars Technique: Denise Bell
Pattern — A Lily in Chainette Technique: Ann E. Wild
OIDFA Publications and Sales Products

Books for Review

We are always happy to receive lace books for review in the Bulletin. Please contact us at reviews@oidfa.com.

Advertising Rates

Enquires about advertising in the OIDFA Bulletin should be addressed to the Editor. All adverts are in colour, and the rates are as follows:

  • Full page: € 260 (180×267 mm)
  • Half page: € 170 (180×128.5 or 85×267 mm)
  • Quarter page: € 120 (180×59.25 or 85×128.5 mm)
  • 1/8 page : € 80 ( 85×59.25 mm)