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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 lacevictoria@gmail.com or the collection curator annettelally@bigpond.com

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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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Maltese lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace. Large bertha collar of Maltese lace.

Historical information

Belonged to Mrs Calder Oliver (Donor's mother)

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample.

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimmings.

Irish Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Crochet motif

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.

Historical information

Home made or hobby lace

Brussels mixed lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

Historical information

Although this piece was probably made between 1870 and 1900 the motif designs are copying 18th Century designs. Would have been used as costume trimming.

Torchon 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 edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Carrickmacross

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Carrickmacross lace collar.

Historical information

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

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging with insertion attached. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

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

Bedfordshire Maltese 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 edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Cluny 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.

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

Historical information

Fashion accessory

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Crochet insertion. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. household trimming Crochet imitating Torchon lace

Machine made lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

Historical information

Use: Domestic - household trimming

Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Double tiered Jabot with crochet edging

Eyelet work

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Edging. Cut edge is irregular

Historical information

Costume trimming. Probably machine made

Tape lace: Princess lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Machine made tape appliqued on to machine made net. Oval dressing table mat

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Machine made lace : Filet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

A length of individual square motifs of machine made Filet lace

Historical information

Machine made lace. Probably made on a Levers machine using jacquard apparatus to make a series of individual square motifs. These were probably destined to be cut apart and used as applique pieces on some other textile.

Bedfordshire Maltese 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 edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming Bedfordshire type heading.

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. 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

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

Historical information

Use: Domestic. Household trimming