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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 10 Marxsen Parade Lucas Victoria 3350

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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Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Brussels Point de Gaze

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Needle lace border

Historical information

Fine needle lace use as costume trimming. The detail image shows typical tiered rose petals.

Machine made lace: Embroidered net

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine embroidered net lace. Wide band.

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Cluny 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

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.

Historical information

Fashion accessory.

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

Historical information

Use: Domestic - household trimming

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Flemish Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Flemish lace edging attached to a piece of black fabric.

Historical information

This lace is similar in appearance to Genoese collar laces but the thread is much finer and the lace softer. At the time it would have been an expensive fashionable lace trimming. This particular piece was borrowed and used as an illustration in Pat Earnshaw's book "The identification of Lace"

Flemish lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Very fine Flemish lace possibly from Antwerp. Fine lace used for costume trimming

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming A heavy linen lace

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

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household 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.

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Flemish Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace. Irregular shaped piece

Historical information

This piece of lace has at some time been cut up and re-grounded. It would originally have been used as a fashion item such as a flounce.

Brussels mixed lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

Historical information

A fine lace used as costume trimming.

Honiton lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace - Dress front

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Good quality dress front/plastron. Fashion item

Brussels Duchesse

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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A Guipure lace, having a bar background. Fashion item. Costume trimming

Maltese lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edged handkerchief.

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Use: Fashion accessory

Mechlin lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

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Costume trimming

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample.

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimmings.

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Pink machine made lace edging.

Historical information

This piece of machine made lace was probably made on a Levers machine (invented 1813)

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Blonde

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

A very light and delicate lace for costume trimming. Probably hand made but could be machine made.