September 18th 2010 was World Bamboo Day, and we could not let this pass without notice.  At Tranquebar Craft Resource Centre, TCRC, children, youth, artisans and neighbours were invited to join us and learn how to make a bamboo mat.  This apparently simple project proved to be trickier than we had imagined, but it was a fun day and a fitting celebration, and we are determined to persevere and learn this new medium.  Hands-on experience left us with a healthy respect for the skilful bamboo artisans and their beautiful products.