The goal of our club is to provide opportunities to study collectable sewing buttons and share that knowledge as we come to appreciate the beauty and history of our buttons.
Meetings are held at 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except January) in the Fellowship Room of the Burwood Heights Uniting Church (A-frame) on the corner of Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, Burwood East. (Melways Ref. 61 K7)
The idea of a button collecting club was conceived in 1995. The Victorian Button Collectors Club became a reality in 1996 when, through word of mouth and personal contacts, we held our first meeting at a private home. As individual button collectors, we had been aware of established button clubs in America and the United Kingdom. In Melbourne at that time, there was very little public information about buttons available, button collecting was not a hobby most people had heard of, and it was difficult to find collectable buttons even in antique shops. The Victorian Button Collectors Club was established to encourage the collecting, preservation and appreciation of buttons, antique and modern, and research into the history relating to their origins and uses. Most of all, the club provides an opportunity to meet like-minded people. Find out more . . .
Tuesday 11th February 2017
TOPIC: Marie Gardener Studio Pottery Buttons
Commencing at 8.00 pm
Picture: French enamel button - Mid 19th Century. Inspired by the excavations at Herculaneum & Pompeii, it depicts a grotesque mask.
OUR NEXT BUTTONFEST
PORT FAIRY 2017
20th May at the Historic Drill Hall, Bank Street.