2021 Victorian Branch AGM rescheduled

State Government regulations prevent us from meeting Saturday (July 24), which was to have been our Annual General Meeting (AGM). On Saturday, at 2pm we will run the Social Zoom which had been scheduled for August 21. All Branch members are invited to attend. Please contact the president if you need the link.

The AGM will be rescheduled to September 25 at 1:15pm, which is also the Austalian Lace Guild’s AGM (earlier, at 11am). If we are able to run the Branch’s AGM in person in September, we will endeavour to provide coverage of the National AGM from Brisbane.

In summary…
• July 24: Social Zoom,
• August 21: Social Zoom cancelled
• August 28: Lacemaking Day, including Tatter’s Circle at Briphil House (subject to regulations)
• September 25: AGM for both Australian Lace Guild (virtual, 11am) and Victorian Branch (1:15pm, format to be determined)

June Lace Making Day

The June Lace Making Day is this Saturday June 26. Doors open at 10am. The kitchen is open for tea and coffee. Current Government regulations regarding restrictions will be followed so please bring a mask to wear indoors. The library will be open and Denise Bell is running the informal mounting mini workshop – see the May newsletter for details of what to bring. We look forward to seeing you there.

May Lace Day

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.

Doors open at 10am.

April Lace Making Day

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.

February Lace Making Day

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.

Hope to see you Saturday,
Elizabeth

November Lace Day and Library Plans

Exciting News!!!!

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.

August Lacemaking Meeting

Hello Lacemakers

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.

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Guild Online Support and Social Catch Ups While we Cannot Meet Face to Face

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


BEGINNERS

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 information@lacevictoria.org.au 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 information@lacevictoria.org.au 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.