Brighton, February 2007

Marion says that although it was a quieter day than last year, there was a lot of interest and they took quite a few names of those who wanted to find a teacher or group. They also sold about 60 beginners' kits over the three days.
While demonstrating at the show Michelle (our new editor) had an interesting chat with someone very involved in a charity called The Power of Hands. The charity helps a group of 97 ladies deeply affected by the Tsunami in the Galle area of Sri Lanka to make a living from their skill in bobbin lace and tatting. Well-known costume designer Andrea Galer set up the charity, and used lace and tatting worked by the women for her costumes in ITV's version of Jane Austen's "Persuasion". Visit their website and see the pretty bracelets they sell - but no tatted ones, yet! However you can buy tatted edging by the yard and snowflakes.
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