What Can We Do ?

October 21st, 2011

As the world knows, northeastern Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on the 11th March 2011. Now, seven months later, it is known that nearly 20,000 are confirmed dead or are still missing. More than 60,000 are living in temporary shelters and over 250 children are orphaned.

Rieko Tamura, a Japanese lacemaker, and her students live in western Japan which was undamaged but they were, of course, deeply shocked by the tragedy and were determined to do what they could for the victims.  They thought, “What can we do as lacemakers ?”.  Now, after approaching the Lace Guild and obtaining permission, Rieko has redrawn the patterns from the CD of the Rose Family Sample Book and 25 of her students have worked the samples and produced this well presented booklet of 30 Bedfordshire edging and insertion patterns. They are donating all their profits to the Japanese Red Cross Society which is working with the victims.

This is an excellent opportunity for lacemakers to obtain an excellent collection of  patterns  – and to support this very worthy cause at the same time.

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