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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Furoshiki, Anyone?

I found these videos at YouTube and was so fascinated by them. This Japanese fabric folding craft, called furoshiki, is similar to origami and can be used to make purses, grocery bags, gift wrap and more. There is no sewing involved - only folding and knots, so the fabric can be unfolded, the knots removed and the fabric used again and again for many different furoskiki items. Different sizes of fabric are used depending on the need.

Being a seamstress, I have plenty of scrap and unused fabric that I can cut, hem and use this way. Can hardly wait to get started!

Here is a related link that has a great deal of info in the way of drawings demonstrating many different furoshiki folds. And here is another with some great videos. If you'd like to have a print-out of many different furoshiki folds, go here.



Amanda said...

That's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time!! Thanks for sharing. I have a bunch of Hawaiian parreo's from my hula days, I bet I could use those.

Sharon K said...

I'm sure you could, Amanda! I think that most of the items in the first video were made with a 35-inch square.


"Chone" said...

I agree with Amanda! That's so cool. Can't wait to try it! Thanks Sharon!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sharon!

Please check out one of the many reasons we should start using a furoshiki and refuse paper and plastic.


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