Furoshiki: The Art of Wrapping with Fabric

Furoshiki: The Art of Wrapping with Fabric

by Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts, Kumiko Geraerts
     
 

Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese custom of wrapping objects in a piece of cloth, and as we all become more eco-aware, the tradition has had a rather deservedly modern revival. Rather than using unnecessary plastic bags for shopping or wrapping gifts in throw-away paper, furoshiki allows us to wrap and carry clothes, gifts, food and much more in a variety of

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Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese custom of wrapping objects in a piece of cloth, and as we all become more eco-aware, the tradition has had a rather deservedly modern revival. Rather than using unnecessary plastic bags for shopping or wrapping gifts in throw-away paper, furoshiki allows us to wrap and carry clothes, gifts, food and much more in a variety of beautiful cloths that can be reused time after time. The book starts with the four basic knots and then explains the various folding methods that can be used according to the shape and size of the object. For when you are out and about,
there are various options to try for making a chic handbag, backpack or shopping bag. Or for when you have a gift to give to a loved one there are so many styles to try, no matter how awkward the shape is to wrap. Stencils for traditional embroidery designs are also provided to allow you to customize your furoshiki to add a personal touch.

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Library Journal
In Japan, gift wrapping is an art, and furoshiki—traditional Japanese wrapping cloths—are used to wrap gifts and as makeshift bags for carrying everything from books to lunches to a futon. Japanese-born fashion designer Nakayama-Geraerts introduces Westerners to the fine art of furoshiki, with wraps ranging from basic folds for carrying lunches or other small objects to more intricate wraps for gifts or decor. All of the steps are nicely illustrated, and there's a full-page photograph of each wrap. Furoshiki is an eco-friendly alternative to consumable wraps such as plastic bags or paper gift wrap, and this guide may pique readers' interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847738165
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts was born in Japan and studied sewing and drawing at the Bunka Fashion School in Tokyo. She later worked as a designer at a haute couture house until settling in France in 1989 to work for a luxury Italian fashion brand. Nakayama now works in the interior design field and designs fabrics. She has previously published four successful books in Japan

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