Wednesday 22 January 2014

more chopstick bags

I've made a few chopstick bags already from this wonderful floral satin fabric, from an old Chinese robe that has worn through in parts and was no longer wearable.  This one is finished off with a lovely black and silver vintage button and some nice black ribbon as the drawstring.

Meanwhile I had just enough of this pretty floral fabric to make a chopstick bag

These bags offer an ideal way to carry around a pair of re-usable chopsticks so you can avoid having to use the disposable ones that are the usual cutlery choice in many Chinese restaurants. (Many disposable chopsticks are made from the products of forest destruction, though to be fair some are made from waste wood from the construction industry). There's a slightly odd article here about how taking your own chopsticks can help save the environment, which gives you some idea of the scale of the problesm caused by disposable chopsticks.

Both these items are now available in the drawstring bag section of the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop.


The Weaver of Grass said...

It is certainly an appropriate material to use for the job Juliet.

RG said...

Do you have a world map with push pins in it to show where these nice bags have gone to?

We still use the nice pencil holder on our beach surf smelt survey trips!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Weaver!

Hi Rabbits Guy, that's a really good idea about the map, hadn't thought of that! Glad you still use the pencil holder!

Little Miss Titch said...

these are gorgeous,xx