Anyway, Jen brought this bag back for me (being both bagaholics) it's called a 'Bilum'.
Apparently, the women just sit on the side of the road and make these bilum's out of whatever they can get, this one is a sort of soft cottony yarn, and sell them. The best I can describe them is like our handbag or shopping bags. They use them for everything - even carrying their babies! Every photo I looked at there were bilum's on someones arm or shoulder. Many, many colours and sizes, some patterned, some striped, some plain, some wild, some subdued
This one isn't very big, just the right size to grab for a quick trip to the shops, big enough for a purse, sunnies, keys and tissues. I haven't used it yet but I'm looking forward to doing so. Oh yes, apparently they don't use formal needles or hooks - just what they have on hand, sticks, twigs, bits of plastic????
Could we manage without all our craft tools?
I've been doing a wee bit of sewing this week but I can't show you yet, the lovely Vikki might be looking and she's my FRIENDS swap partner, so no sneaky peeks. ;o) Lol
Tomorrow I'm going to Trentham, about 50kms away from where I live. I shall tell you all about this little trip tomorrow night - I feel a story coming on!!