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

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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

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Irish Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Crochet edged oval mat

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For domestic use. Possibly home made

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Bedfordshire Maltese Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

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

Valenciennes lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Fine lace used as costume trimming.

Maltese lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edged handkerchief.

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Use: Fashion accessory

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.

Blonde

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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

Alencon type lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Needle lace edging. Sample

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Fine lace used as a costume trimming. A 19th Century imitation of French Alençon lace. Probably made in Burano Italy.

Irish Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Crochet motif

Irish Crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Crochet edged rectangular mat.

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Use: Domestic. Probably home made

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. household trimming

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

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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.

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Tape lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

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This collar was made by the mother of the donor. A home made fashion item.

Alencon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Needle lace edging

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Fine lace used as a costume trimming

Point de Gaze

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Needle lace border

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

Le Puy Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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A black silk lace used as a costume trimming

Filet Lace - Lacis

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

A darned lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

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Use - Domestic household trimming

Buckinghamshire Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace flouncing

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A light weight lace used for costume 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

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Alencon type lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Needle lace edging - sample

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Lace probably made in Burano Italy in the style of 18th century French Alençon needle lace. Fine lace used as costume trimming

Le Puy Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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A black silk edging used as a costume trimming

Cluny Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging with insertion attached. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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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

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample.

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Use: Domestic. Household trimmings.

Honiton lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Very 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

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace insertion

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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

Maltese lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging

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Use: Costume trimming

Honiton lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Lace modesty front. Bobbin lace motifs appliqued onto machine made net.

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Modesty front to be worn as a filler with a low cut blouse or dress.

Hairpin crochet

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Hairpin crochet edged doily.

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A home made item for household use.

Regency Point lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging.

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Alencon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Fine needle lace edging

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Fine lace used as costume trimming

Princess lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

Point de France

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Needle lace flounce - sample

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Heavy, intricate, good quality lace. Use - either fashionable costume or ecclesiastical.

Torchon lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming Bedfordshire type heading.

Brussels applique lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Edging of Bobbin lace motifs appliqued onto machine made net.

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Fine lace used as costume trimming

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming

Brussels applique lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

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

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Fashion accessory

Torchon Lace

Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch, Gardenvale

Bobbin lace edging. Sample

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Use: Domestic. Household trimming