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. If you are a member you can - Find out more . . .
TUESDAY 14TH MAY 2019
Topic: Button Identification
Picture - Deteriorating Celluloid Button - note opacity & crazing.
NEXT BUTTONFEST IS IN BENDIGO ON SATURDAY 18TH MAY AT ST. ANDREW'S UNITING CHURCH, 26 MYERS STREET.
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