Thursday 20 February 2014

and yet another chopstick bag

Chopstick bags are the most popular item in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop and I can barely keep up with demand! Here's the latest one, now in the shop. I made it from a remnant of some tie dyed fabric, a piece of satin ribbon that co-incidentally was exactly the right size, a pink plastic charm and a piece of grey and pink drawstring. I think this is one of my favourites to be honest.

These chopstick bags offer an 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 problem caused by disposable chopsticks.

I've also just added this lovely vintage beaded pendant to the Crafty Green Etsy shop

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The Weaver of Grass said...

Our local Chinese restaurant always provides knives and forks - I have never seen anyone eating with chopsticks. I have tried it in China and know why it is that they make their rice sticky like glue (easier to pick up with chopsticks.)

Little Miss Titch said...

pretty colour,xx Rachel