The Victorian Branch actively seeks to promote lace and lacemaking throughout Victoria through displays, demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops. If you are interested in having lace as a feature of your event, festival or in your community please contact us.
The Branch supports the lace community with regular meetings (Lace Days and Lace Making Days), events, the Victorian Branch Lace Library, Victorian Branch Archives, Victorian Branch Lace Collection, workshops and a bi monthly newsletter. Many local groups meet informally around the state on a regular basis. If you are interested in connecting with a group or local lacemaker please contact the Guild.
Lace days are held on the fourth Saturday of odd months, from 10am – 4pm at:
80 Gardenvale Road
Gardenvale. Melbourne, Victoria
Our program includes:
- Making lace
- Meeting other lace makers
- Borrowing from the library
- Buying lace making goods from suppliers (10am – 12pm)
- Guest speakers (approx 1 hour)
Entry is $10.00. (First visit is free)
Social Lace Days are held at the same venue on the fourth Saturday of even months (excludng December from 10am – 4pm.
These are less formal with no suppliers or talks however the library is still available. Entry for even months are free.
Membership to the Guild allows Victorian members to access an extensive Lace Library which covers all styles and types of lace, including many overseas magazines.
Victorian Branch Lace Collection
The Victorian Branch has an extensive lace collection that has been donated over the years. More recently parts of this collection have been made available online through the ‘Victorian Collections’ developed by Museums Victoria in partnership with Museums Australia (Victoria).
Click on organisations and scroll down the list until you find the Australian Lace Guild – Victorian Branch. This is an ongoing project where items from the collection will be uploaded over time. The Victorian Branch is grateful for the opportunity Victorian Collections provides in making our lace collection accessible to all members and the world.