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Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch Gardenvale, Victoria

The Australian Lace Guild was formed in 1979 to meet the needs of all those interested in lace.
The aims and objectives of our organization are:
1) to promote lacemaking as a craft throughout Australia and to bring together people interested in all forms of lace and lacemaking;
2) to provide a forum for the exchange of information on lace and lacemaking;
3) to establish and maintain standards of excellence in the craft of lacemaking in all forms; for personal and public education.
Our members include tool makers, collectors and historians as well as those actively engaging in making lace.

The Victorian Branch of the Australian Lace Guild has its own committee and actively seeks to promote lace and lacemaking throughout Victoria and holds Lace days on the 4th Saturday of the month at Gardenvale, Victoria.

We hold a small collection of lace primarily for study purposes. Pieces range from some that were made in the early 17th Century to present day pieces. We do not have a permanent display that is open to the public.

For further information contact either the Victorian Branch of the Australian Lace Guild at [email protected] or the collection curator [email protected]

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Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch) Inc P.O. Box 184 Trentham Victoria 3458
phone
+61 (03) 9429 4324

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Opening Hours

Our collection is not on display and open to the public. Private viewing would be by appointment only.

Location

Briphil House 80 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale Gardenvale Victoria

A collection of antique and modern lace items and samples, lacemaking tools and patterns.

Leonie Martinson 16 March 2018 9:39 AM

It is wonderful, what a great way for us all to see. Congratulations to those who have taken their time to do all the work.

Kathryn Hartley 17 September 2018 11:45 AM

I have discovered that some of my ancestors were Lacemakers from Nottingham and Calais. I would love to actually see some lacework - I live in Winchelsea, but can travel to Gardenvale at any time if I can make an appointment., Kathryn

Patricia Collisson 25 February 2019 6:09 PM

I visited Nottingham and honiton in Devon to look at the lace. However the Honiton lace school was a shop only and the lace museum was closed. Te nottinghham lace was machine made lace and there was a small exhibition of clothing as it was the centre of dressmaking. I had my wedding dress made by a fiend there. She just laid the fabric on the floor took a few measurments and with out a pattern just cut out a dress and coat which fitted perfectly. The hugenots from france where true lace makers and founded the honiton lace industry. They were escaping from religeous persecution what a

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Valenciennes lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Very fine linen thread. Fine lace used for costume trimming

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Tape lace edging. Incomplete. Machine made tapes with needle made fillings.

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Tape lace in the making. The lace is incomplete and still attached to the backing cloth. It is shaped - possibly as an edging for a tray cloth. Home made or hobby lace.

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

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Use - Domestic household trimming

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion

Flemish or Honiton

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace motifs appliqued onto a machine made net. Edging.

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Valuable old lace was often salvaged to be used again. Here motifs have been reclaimed from an earlier 18th Century lace (probably damaged) and appliqued onto machine made cotton net probably early in the 19th Century. The original motifs are either Flemish or Honiton. Use: as a costume trimming

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made "Chemical" lace motif. Cotton thread embroidered onto a base fabric which is later dissolved away.

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made muslin applique Fichu. Muslin appliqued onto machine made net using machine chain stitch.

Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Double tiered Jabot with crochet edging

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Russian lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace. Triangular piece

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Probably made for the tourist trade

Valenciennes lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Pillow slip with Valenciennes lace insertion and border

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This fine linen pillow slip was made in Austria about 1880. The insertion of French Valenciennes lace is of about the same date, being 5.0 cms wide and having a round ground. The border frill is also of French Valenciennes lace being a little earlier around 1850, it is 16 cms wide and has a square ground. The pillow slip was made especially for the mother of a first grandchild.

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Tape lace collar. Machine made tapes with needle made filling stitches.

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Fashion accessory

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Pocket flap. Machine made tapes with needle made fillings. A narrow piece of machine Valenciennes has been added to the top edge.

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Home made or hobby lace

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample.

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimmings.

Le Puy Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

A black silk edging used as a costume trimming

Carrickmacross

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Carrickmacross flounce - muslin applique on machine made net. Handmade including some embroidered net fillings and some guipure sections. The inclusion of embroidered flowers is rather unusual.

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Flouncing - costume trimming

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimmimg

Flemish lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace Flouncing

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Very fine old Flemish lace. Use - Fashion trimming or ecclesiastical

Brussels mixed lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace with needle made ground and fillings. Edging. Sample.

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A fine lace used as costume trimming.

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made lace "Chemical" oval lace motif. Cotton thread embroidered onto a base fabric which is later dissolved away.

Machine mixed lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

A collar of machine made lace imitating Carrickmacross. Machine muslin applique motifs on the body of the collar with Chemical lace motifs on the points.

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Fashion accessory.

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace flouncing

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A light weight lace used for costume trimming

Le Puy Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

A black silk lace used as a costume trimming

Brussels mixed lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Irregular shaped piece of Brussels mixed lace. Duchesse type Brussels bobbin lace with Brussels Point de Gaze needlelace inserts. Reclaimed from a much larger damaged piece.

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The roses show typical tiered petals. (Detail photo shows front and reverse of rose)

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Collar of Machine made tapes with needle made filling stitches.

Historical information

Fashion accessory.

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Eyelet work

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Edging. Cut edge is irregular

Historical information

Costume trimming. Probably machine made