I.O.L.I. Organization

The International Organization of Lace, Inc. (I.O.L.I.) was founded in 1954 under the name Old Lacers. In 1959, our name was changed to National Old Lacers, and in 1970 the name was changed to International Old Lacers, Inc. Our current name began in August 2012.

I.O.L.I. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of all types of laces. Our goals include teaching and promoting lacemaking and lace identification. As part of our mission, we also encourage educational programs for public benefit, such as lacemaking demonstrations and exhibits of lace collections. I.O.L.I. has members located through-out the world with the greatest concentration in the United States.

I.O.L.I. is currently active in 24 countries, with over 1100 active members. All types of lace are created, collected and preserved by our members.

Our annual convention is co-hosted by a local lace group and I.O.L.I.