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  • #159105

    lgmost
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    The idea of japanese furoshiki is great, both environmental friendliness and usefulness.

    They can be folded into purses and bags for ladies. They can become shopping bags too. They are easy to keep and girls can change to different style very easily instead of buying handbags.

  • #179791

    ArtGal
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    I LOVE THIS!!!
    Here is a How-To link for techniques:

    http://furoshiki.com/techniques

  • #179792

    lgmost
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    Thanks for the link^^

  • #179816

    vjb
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    YEAH! Furoshiki! I just started getting into this! I love it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • #179827

    lgmost
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    One more pic, very pretty wrapping.

    In Korea, it’s called “bojagi”.

  • #179839

    SunshineR
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    Very, very pretty, functional and elegant. Receiver could reuse or gift the fabric to someone else as a wrapper…?

  • #179869

    Rosa
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    Yeah, SunshineR – I stopped wrapping gifts in furoshiki when my last cloth failed to come back to me. I think some of my friends are hoarding them ๐Ÿ™

    The nice thing about the Furoshiki is that often the receiver opens the gift and hands back the wrapping, so you haven’t just given them excess packaging to get rid of.

  • #179901

    SunshineR
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    This is a great idea, with reusing the fabric. I guess my main concern would be a cultural one (?!?); how to tell if the giver of the gift wants you to keep the fabric, or hand it back. Some folks may be outwardly very polite and gracious, but hold back their wishes.

    I do want to try this Furoshiki idea sometime.

  • #179927

    lucy1965
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    @SunshineR My SIL is Japanese; I can ask her what the recipient’s meant to do with the cloth.

  • #179934

    pkilmain
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    I love it, and as most of my friends are quilters, I would consider the fabric as part of their gift and not expect it back…..

  • #179950

    SunshineR
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    Thanks for the info! I do know a few people who have traveled to South Korea and they brought back cloth which was already made into items such as a kimono, a bedcover, and a Western-style wedding dress (in ivory-colored raw silk, with lace).

    I saw a travel show on TV recently and it featured beautiful silk fabrics, telling where to go outside of the usual city area. I believe it was about a city in China. As if I will be able to afford to go there anytime soon…

  • #179964

    bandicoot
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    i’ve been a big fan of furoshiki for the past few years.
    it’s just so practical.
    i wrap the wine or book or soap or whatever and i have no expectations either way.
    the receiver can give me back the cloth, in which case, it will live another day as a gift wrap….or they can use it themselves on the next thing they give to someone.

    i’ve used a sarong folded up to make a nifty tote bag in a pinch, whilst travelling.
    you just cannot beat a sarong for handiness and versatility….but it was furoshiki technique!
    o and i once used a vintage hermes scarf to make an evening bag in an emergency…but i am not the millionaire to be giftwrapping things in hermes!

  • #179967

    JuliaJayne
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    If someone gave me a gift wrapped in fabric, I’d feel compelled to keep and reuse the fabric.
    ๐Ÿ™

  • #179973

    SunshineR
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    BTW, what happened to the Hermes scarf? Was it intended to be permanently gifted? I’m not savvy with spotting designer names on things like scarves.

  • #179978

    bandicoot
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    i didn’t gift wrap with the hermes… i made an evening bag out of it using a furoshiki wrap technique!
    to clarify: it was my scarf to begin with.

  • #179997

    Julia
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    bandicoot, I like your style!

  • #180021

    SunshineR
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    Bandicoot: wow!

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