Wrapping with Fabric - Your Complete Guide to Furoshiki -the Japanese Art of Wrapping

Author(s): Etsuko Yamada

Craft

Long before today's eco-friendly philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective consciousness, furoshiki--the Japanese method of wrapping things with fabric--?ourished as a time-honored and practical art form. In "Wrapping With Fabric," Etsuko Yamada--born into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto--explains the ""one cloth, many uses"" ideology behind the craft, the etiquette of color and the craft's fascinating history. From there, she shares the myriad ways in which a few basic techniques can transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper you can use to: Gift-wrap anything from books to flowers Bundle up a picnic Tote items ranging from wine bottles to yoga mats Use as a handbag or backpack Make into a pillow covering Create decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and moreA quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you, "Wrapping With Fabric" makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life--and help preserve the environment, too.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9784805313145
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : October 2014
  • : 254mm X 203mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Etsuko Yamada
  • : English
  • : 112
  • : over 300 photos