The Art of Furoshiki

April 17, 2010

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.

MB Furoshiki inspired wrap

About Furoshiki

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.


FuroshikiImage:  Chewing the Cud

(Check out Chewing the Cud for Viola’s step-by-step guide to creating this gorgeous wrap.

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  • Reply Britta April 19, 2010 at 2:24 AM

    Many thanks for sharing your great ideas; your blog is wonderful! xo Britta

  • Reply Madame B April 19, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Oh Merci Britta! This means alot to me as I’ve just seen your beautiful site ( I’m going to set aside a few hours to read through all of your wonderful articles :-)
    Madame B

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