I've got quite a lot of felt and also embroidery yarns from the stash of craft supplies I've built up from what various friends have given me. So I'm going to make a few chopstick bags from these materials. Here's the first one, this is the back, there's a button on the front.
It's still a work in progress (I need to blanket stick round the top), but when it's finished I'll add it to the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. Chopstick bags are the most popular items in the shop!
Updated to add, it's now in my Etsy shop - you can see it here.
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 problesm caused by