An extensive story on how and where I got to learn this particular stitch: that was in Paraguay, where I halted my 5 year and 50.000 kilometer cycling tour. This happened on a mennonite cattle ranch where I learned my husband.

Then there is a story when I actually made this very pouch: although not at ease where I was, trying to fit in, it became a search where this very time consuming stitch came in handy.