A couple of week's ago I took a knitting class based on the Gunnister pouch. The 17th century original was found in a peat bog in Scotland, along with other personal items. Here's a picture of the original:
My adaptation includes a design of crosses, instead of the stripes and checks of the original.
It's also a little bit longer - just the perfect size for holding my iphone.
Esther has worked in law firm administration for over a quarter century – a fact which she finds alarming. In order to maintain her sanity, she spends her spare time exploring the fiber arts – spinning, weaving, knitting, embroidery – and puttering in her garden. For creative in-sanity, she is a member of the SCA, an organization dedicated to study and re-creation of the middle ages and Renaissance. There, she is a founding member of the Right Noble Company of Clothiers, where she shares her passion for historic fashion with like minded individuals. Esther shares her home with her husband Bruce.