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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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Contact Information

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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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Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Tambour

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Embroidered net. Flounce of machine made net with floral design worked in chain stitch. Could possibly be handmade but is more likely to be machine made.

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Flouncing - costume trim.

Machine made lace : Torchon

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made lace imitating Torchon bobbin lace. Insertion - costume trimming

Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Double tiered Jabot with crochet edging

Honiton lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Very fine lace used for costume trimming

Maltese lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace. A large Maltese lace collar.

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Belonged to Mrs Calder Oliver (donor's mother)

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. 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

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

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Collar of Machine made tapes with needle made filling stitches.

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Fashion accessory.

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

Historical information

Use: Domestic - household trimming

Irish Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Crochet edged rectangular mat.

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Use: Domestic. Probably home made

Tatting

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

A collar edged with tatted lace. Tatting is a knotted lace

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A fashion item. Probably home made.

Valenciennes lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Fine lace used as costume trimming.

Russian lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace. Triangular piece

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Probably made for the tourist trade

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimmimg

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Machine made lace: Embroidered net

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine embroidered net lace. Wide band.

Mechlin lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

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Very fine old Mechlin lace used as a costume trimming

Machine made lace: Embroidered net

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine embroidered net scarf

Le Puy Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

A black silk lace used as a costume trimming

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Carrickmacross

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Carrickmacross lace collar.

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Fine muslin appliqued onto machine made net is decorated by hand with needlerun embroidery stitches

Brussels applique lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Scarf / Tie of bobbin lace motifs appliqued onto machine made net.

Historical information

Fashion accessory

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: Torchon

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made lace imitating Torchon bobbin lace. Insertion. Costume trimming

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.

Le Puy Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

A black silk edging used as a costume trimming

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace flouncing

Historical information

A light weight lace used for costume trimming