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Wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat with this practical Japanese fabric-wrapping book.
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--flourished 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.
Use your folded fabrics to: Gift-wrap anything from books to flowers, Bundle up a picnic Tote items around, Use as a handbag or backpack, Make into a pillow covering, Create decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and more.
The book is a quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you. Wrapping With Fabric is the craft book that makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life--and help preserve the environment, too.