|Idrija Lace Festival|
The traditional Idrija Lace Festival attracts many domestic and foreign visitors to Idrija every year.
Throughout the town there are numerous events, exhibitions and lectures
during the festival days, all dedicated to the Idrija Lace.
The Lace School Idrija offers guided tours of lace exhibitions. Exhibitions present lace made by the pupils of the Lace School itself, lace of other lacemakers from Idrija and lace from other Slovene towns or from abroad. Different lacemaking workshops are organized, too. The main event of the Festival is the state competition in bobbin lacemaking for the Award of Ivanka Ferjančič.
Lacemakers of all ages participate in the competition – the levels are different, according to the age and lacemaking knowledge the participants have. Adults can choose between two patterns. The best quality of work and the most beautiful appearance together grant the title of the best lace of the annual Festival.