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Oct. 23rd, 2006

Hi all,

I've just today found out about the wonderful world of furoshiki
What a fabulous and eco-friendly idea!

Anyway, here's a good link to a few different tutorials
http://www.shimojima.co.jp/English/wrapping/wrap00.htm

If anyone's got any other tutorials or information about furoshiki, I'd be eternally grateful

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couldtry
Oct. 23rd, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Welcome to the community! Here's a great article about Japanese wrapping, kind of a primer, with instructions on the basic furoshiki wrap. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n6_v193/ai_16506094
I'd love to get the book they recommend at the end.

When I was in Japan, the furoshiki I saw was all done with this very basic technique. The cloth is so beautiful it speaks for itself.

I actually bought a couple of furoshikis to wear as head wraps, I love them so much.

Here's a cool article about arty furoshiki:
http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/04/04/furoshiki-preventing-garbage-through-traditional-wrapping/
couldtry
Oct. 23rd, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
ooh, some more good links here: http://www.jensplanet.com/weblog/living/200508191527.single

i stop now.
jungle_dread
Oct. 24th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your assistance - you've given me a great place to start.

After researching more, I'll add what I find out back to the community. :)

couldtry
Oct. 24th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
Yay! Hopefully we can get this community kickstarted.
jungle_dread
Oct. 24th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
It is a facinating topic - I guess more people juust need to hear about the community :)
tehkate
Oct. 30th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
I am just curious - How is this Eco friendly? Is it just the use of less materials to wrap the present?
jungle_dread
Oct. 30th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
It is beneficial to the environment, because it can be used, and re-used again. Nothing is wasted, and it prevents future waste.
During special occasions (such as birthdays, Christmas, and Weddings), after gifts are opened, there is usually a large amount of discarded paper, sticky-tape, ribbon and bows that the gifts were wrapped in. Using furoshiki cloths instead, means there is nothing thrown away after a gift is opened. The cloths can either be kept by the receiver to do with as they please, or the cloths can be used again to wrap another gift.
Also, furoshiki can be used instead of plastic bags when shopping. That's what the minister of the environment in Japan is pushing.
http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/060403.html
kohagal
Dec. 25th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Do you have to buy certain material or can I get any fabric and use it? Do I need to sew two pieces of fabric together?

Sorry, this is the first I've heard of this and I'm not finding anything that can answer my questions really.

Thanks.
jungle_dread
Dec. 25th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)

Traditionally silk is used, but you can use any fabric - keeping in mind that it'll be used for wrapping + tying.
You don't want the fabric too stiff or unyeilding.

Usually one piece of square fabric is used, and they come in different sizes

Merry Christmas - hope this helps :)

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