The May Lace Day is fast approaching. There will be a limited trading table available including some stunning continental bobbins from Helene’s collection. Margot Yeomans is our guest speaker on the Hsitory of Lace at around 1pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
For anyone attending the April Lace Making Day and interested in the Magic Threads mini-workshop, feel free to bring along a USB to save a couple of handy videos on starts and finishes using Magic Threads.
Looking forward to seeing those that can make in this Saturday.
Subject to any last minute changes, our February Lace Making Day on Saturday will go ahead. COVIDSafe practices will be in place, now including QR code attendance records. Please ensure that you have installed the Service Victoria app from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
The kitchen will not be open. Please remember to bring a filled water bottle for personal use.
We are meeting virtually this Saturday, February 20 at 10am local time. Invitations were sent out earlier in the week. If you missed yours, or would like to join, please contact us using details in the latest newsletter.
The Victorian Branch Library will be open this Saturday November 28 from 2pm-4pm, so you can join us for our Christmas Zoom gathering and Trivia online at 10am and then head down to Briphil House Gardenvale to borrow books for all your summer lace making plans!
Please note this is for borrowing only and no onsite lace making will occur. You are however welcome to tee up your visit with a lace friend and discuss all things lace outside Briphil House in the fresh air or in one of the many local coffee shops.
Please bring a mask for your visit and follow the Covid safe Guidelines. We will be using this Saturday to get organized so we can ensure the meetings for 2021 can kick of face to face and in full Covid safe swing!
Please note – all existing loans will be extended to the January Lacemaking Day.
We look forward to seeing those who can make it to our Zoom Trivia at 10am also on November 28. There will be prizes! BYO festive cheer, food and beverages.
The August 22nd Lacemaking Day will be conducted virtually. An email invitation has been sent to everyone who has provided an email address. If you did not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find the invitation, please contact the Guild by email.
Are you Missing our monthly catch ups? We Are! The Guild is considering setting up monthly catch ups via ZOOM while we cannot meet face to face and are looking at offering 2 different sessions – – One for newer lace makers for practical support in making lace – One for a general social catch up and sharing time for members
The Victorian Branch is seeking expressions of interest in offering a monthly Beginner Support Group for relatively new lace makers to connect and get the support you need to keep furthering your lace skills while we cannot meet face to face. A couple of more experienced lace makers would run the event and be on hand to support participants. Please email the Guild on email@example.com and we will be in touch with details.
LARGER GUILD The Guild is looking into a monthly casual catch up if there is enough interest. It is an Opportunity to catch up social and share what you have been making. All you need is a device with a working Video and microphone and you are set to join in. Interested? Please email the Guild on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch. Even if you are keen but a little apprehensive, please contact us as someone from the Guild can support you with how to use the online platform prior to the online meeting so you are good to go on the day.
This is not the most exciting content for the first post to the new website but it is important.
The current health crisis has led to the Committee deciding to defer the Annual General Meeting until Saturday 24th October. This was not an easy decision. As an Incorporated Association in Victoria, our AGM needs to be conducted within five months of the end of our Financial Year (31st May) and so should be held by the end of October. Unfortunately there is still a possibility that it will need to be changed again, and if that is necessary, Consumer Affairs Victoria has a process that will be followed. Preparation for the AGM in July was progressing well (the date was set, there have been nominations for Committee positions received and the books are being audited). Recent changes to the Public Health Advice have made the July date uncertain, so the AGM date has been changed. All nominations already received will be held and the date for any additional nominations will be extended until Wednesday 19th August 2020.
As far as the July and August meetings are concerned, please keep yourself up to date on Victorian restrictions.