Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple * Reusable * Beautiful

Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple * Reusable * Beautiful

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by Pixeladies, Deb Cashatt
     
 

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The Pixeladies are sewing experts Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki. They show readers the centuries-old tradition of furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping objects in fabric for practical purposes. A beautiful and original way to present a gift, from food items to gift cards! The book is illustrated with photos of finished wraps and includes simple step-by-step

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The Pixeladies are sewing experts Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki. They show readers the centuries-old tradition of furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping objects in fabric for practical purposes. A beautiful and original way to present a gift, from food items to gift cards! The book is illustrated with photos of finished wraps and includes simple step-by-step instructions. Learn to make 18 different wraps for wrapping 5 main object shapes—bag, box, flat, bottle, and basket. Also included are ideas for designing unique wraps using surface design techniques, plus a gallery showing gorgeous finished pieces. You’ll have the know-how to furoshiki just about anything!

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Publishers Weekly
The Japanese art of furoshiki—the use of elegantly folded fabric as packaging—takes the spotlight in this slim volume by the Pixeladies. They tie the tradition to many cultures but make it particularly appropriate to today's environmental ethic, suggesting that "By making and reusing furoshiki instead of plastic bags and paper, you can help reduce waste." The photo on the book's cover, an elegant double knotted wrapping, makes the case that the practice is stunning as well as environmentally sound. Twenty different ways of wrapping are clearly diagrammed and explained, all far easier than origami, the complex Japanese art of paper-folding. The Two-Bottle Wrap stands out as the perfect solution for how to deliver a bottle or two of wine to a dinner party while the Pillow Sham gives readers a way to revitalize their living rooms. Information on types of fabric and finishing furoshiki is included as well, and twenty-four project cards round out a lovely package. This is the rare "new" craft that seems immediately worth pursuing. Color photos & diagrams. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
This book illustrates traditional Japanese wrapping techniques using 20" to 45" fabric squares to encase gifts or anything you need to tote from one place to another. Also included are suitable edge finishes, a history of Furoshiki, and 20 removable cards with wrapping instructions. Authors Kris Sazaki and Deb Cashatt, aka Pixeladies, are members of the ASG Placerville, Calif. Chapter.
--American Sweing Guild, Spring, 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607054337
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.34(d)

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Furoshiki Fabric Wraps: Simple * Reusable * Beautiful 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sans30s More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. This book is full of eco or go green theme projects and all of them are simply gorgeous. They are simple steps yet the results are amazing..this is one of the best books I have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, the fabrics are so pretty and the variety of colors and ways to tie, tuck, and fold the fabrics to make a gift look absolutely gorgeous. I love this book. I highly recommend it.