I can’t find the picture of this, but I saw one that had a game of Go on what looked like a sack cloth bag. I think this is an ingenious idea, and would love to have one! It seems like such a portable set to have, the whole set would be three bags and the stones. I could have that in the car or backpack at all times and could have a game anywhere!
Has anyone seen where you could buy a set like this?
It also seems like something that would be really simple to make! I may try to do that.
A question to any seamstresses out there, does anyone know how to make simple draw-string bags? What materials would you make your bag out of if you could?
As for making them, it depends on what the shape of the bag should be. Most simple is probably to take a circle-shaped cloth and fold + sow the rim over the string (such that the string is inside a tube), then it will have that archetypical coin purse shape. If you make the pouch from strong material you can also sow the string itself along the rim, such as in this picture:
No, I’d like to have regular stones. However, that is an innovative idea! You could have velcro stones so that you could play in almost any environment and be able to pause the game in an instant to continue later.
You could play on a lap on the subway, get up to catch your next train, and continue playing while standing, all seamlessly.