Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tutorial: Furoshiki

Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese method of using fabric to wrap gifts. It is a simple, eco friendly way to round out your gift giving during the holidays (or anytime), and is definitely a bonus for whoever is on the receiving end (they can reuse the fabric!). This red and white stripe satin furoshiki by Lucinda-Newton Dunn is a beautiful example. Get creative with scarves, tea towels, and/or scraps of fabric you might have laying around. Or, check out this super awesome tutorial from Bookhou on how to print your own!

Written by Rachael of Open Eyes Press

Red and white stripe furoshiki photo courtesy Lucinda-Newton Dunn.
Block printed furoshiki photo courtesy Poppytalk.

1 comment:

deb@luluwraps.com said...

I love the big letter printing on muslin! I can imagine using potato prints with small children; with furoshiki, they can proudly make wrapping that will last for many seasons. Our website has lots of ideas for tying styles and sizes; feel free to take a look, and to use the images (with credit, of course): http://www.luluwraps.com. Cheers!