During the weekend I needed to wrap a gift for a friend’s newborn baby girl. Feeling inspired by the beautiful Japanese tradition of Furoshiki, I attempted to create this giftwrap by using a strip of calico and pink-striped ribbon. I’d love to try it with some vintage or patterned fabric next. If you’d like to see my step-by-step photos; feel free to drop me a line.
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. Using techniques similar to origami, Furoshiki can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as decor. It has become quite popular as an eco-friendly alternative to paper wrap as it can be reused time and time again.
Image: Chewing the Cud
(Check out Chewing the Cud for Viola’s step-by-step guide to creating this gorgeous wrap.