|While demonstrating at the show Michelle (our new editor)
had an interesting chat with someone very involved in a
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.