About Us

The International Organization of Lace, Inc. (IOLI) now celebrates its 60th year. In 1954 we were founded under the 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.
IOLI 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. IOLI has members located through-out the world with the greatest concentration in the United States.
IOLI 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 IOLI.