Sun, 08 Oct|
Better Read Than Dead
All Buttons Great and Small Launch with Lucy Godoroja
Join us with Lucy Godoroja to celebrate the release of All Buttons Great and Small.
Time & Location
08 Oct 2023, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Have you ever looked at a button and wondered about its history? Where it’s from? The craftmanship involved in its creation? In All Buttons Great and Small, author Lucy Godoroja takes readers on a visual tour of buttons, offering fascinating insights into their peculiar history and sharing an appreciation of their design and meaning.
From the exquisite to the different to the ordinary, the study of buttons offers a world of delight. This collection of quirky and beautiful images alongside intriguing stories ranges from antiques to today’s modern creations, giving Godoroja a wealth of button design, material and meaning to discuss.
All Buttons Great and Small also showcases the craft and production of contemporary buttons in the hopes of inspiring a new era of button-makers, admirers, and users. There is an exciting challenge ahead, with the fusion of old and new technologies and the issues of sustainability that have permeated the fashion world.
This celebration of the humble button highlights its beauty, versatility and longevity ― when a garment is no longer wearable, the buttons may live another life, no matter if they are transferred to a piece of clothing, used in jewellery making, or featured in an artwork. Full of fascinating facts and crafty inspiration, it is the perfect gift for designers, sewers, collectors, and anyone else who shares an interest in buttons.
Lucy Godoroja has always had an interest in the creative process, whether through the handcrafts of sewing and needlework or jewellery making, to the design of large or small objects. She owns a popular button shop in Newtown called ‘All Buttons Great and Small’.
Event + Book
Includes a free ticket and a copy of the book$49.99