Doily Free Zone Scholarships


Adventures in Time & Lace

If you like a bit of lace and yearn for the freshest thinking on the subject, you need to head over to the Doily Free Zone and see what they’re up to!

The 2021 Doily Free Zone Symposium will take place online on the weekend of 12th and 13th June 2021 and features presentations and panels with an international collection of contemporary lace artists, including Manca Ahlin, Pierre Fouche, Olivia Valentine, Fiona Harrington. Kim Liebermann and many more.

If you practice lacework, the exciting news is that Doily Free Zone (DFZ) have scholarships available to help you develop your practice!

As well as being a forum about the future of lace in art & design, DFZ also aims to be an incubator for a new generation of makers interested in exploring the possibilities of handmade lace techniques.

​For the 2021 edition DFZ will be sponsoring 10 scholarships for students currently enrolled in tertiary courses of: Art, Fashion, Textile & Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering and Mathematics. One scholarship will be given every month until the symposium in June 2021.

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted via Instagram, simply tag @doily_free_zone with three images of your work (it doesn’t have to be lace) and a few lines about why you would like to learn more about lace. 

​Please include the hashtags #whymakelace? & #DFZ2021

​Scholarship recipients will be announced on the following dates:

  • September 30, 2020
  • October 31, 2020
  • November 30, 2020
  • December 31, 2020
  • January 31, 2021
  • February 28, 2021
  • March 31, 2021
  • April 30, 2021
  • May 31, 2021
  • June 6, 2021

What is included in the Scholarship?

  • Participation in the DFZ 2021 Symposium which will be held online June 12-13, 2021 (all of the presentations will also be recorded and stored in your user area)
  • Lifetime access to all the 11 Lace Camp workshops
  • Access to our Lace Prep School before and after the event to help you to make the most of Lace Camp
  • A copy of the 2021 catalogue

For more information on how to apply, visit the Doily Free Zone website!

Mr X

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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