Friday, 20 November 2015

felt chopstick bags

I've now added the first two felt chopstick bags to the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, it's been interesting to make these out of felt instead of the cotton or satin I've used for previous chopstick bags, partly as I've really enjoyed using blanket stitch again. Both are made from remnants of felt and other fabrics and fasten with vintage buttons.

 this black one decorated with floral fabric is here.
while this blue one decorated with a lacy fabric is here.

Both fit chopsticks 22.5cm / 9 inches long (standard size) though the black one is slightly longer.

A chopstick bag like this is 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 problems caused by disposable chopsticks.


sage said...

I was told by someone at the Savannah ports that there are certain logs shipped from here that are destined to be crafted into chop sticks--I have taken chop sticks with me to eat, but mostly I just reuse the chop sticks I have at home.

Lowcarb team member said...

'CGP' they look great, and a very good idea.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan