Friday, September 11, 2015

Wrapping with Fabric (Furoshiki) Review & Giveaway

The Ribbon Bag from WRAPPING with FABRIC by Etsuko Yamada securely holds my origami book and paper for transport! Add a touch of Japanese style and ingenuity to your day-to-day life with the ancient art of furoshiki. Pronounced fu-ro-shi-ki it is a centuries-old Japanese tradition of beautifully wrapping objects in fabric to gift or carry. Attractive photos of women and children, even men using their furoshiki inspired me to grab a scarf and start experimenting with the versatile designs. I am delighted with the results and now use my own furoshiki. This book will teach you folding and knotting techniques to wrap and carry just about anything comfortably and elegantly. Sections on Furoshiki Sizes and Uses, Design and Materials followed by Etiquette: A Few Basics, are informative and interesting. Get your copy below.


Methods of Wrapping
Some Furoshiki Memories
The Versatility of Furoshiki
The Basic Knot

Flat Wrapping
Errand Wrapping
Hidden Wrapping
Two Vertical Knots
Two Horizontal Knots
Pole Wrapping
Roll Wrapping
Watermelon Wrapping
Bottle Wrapping
Two-Bottle Wrapping

Bag Styles
Ribbon Bag
Simple Bag
Shopping Bag
Shoulder Bag A
Shoulder Bag B
Balloon Bag
Picnic Basket
Dress-Up Bag
Book Wrapping
Umbrella Wrapping
Shoulder Bag C
Bouquet Wrapping

Flower Wrapping A
Flower Wrapping B
Rose Wrapping
Ribbon Wrapping
Gift Bottle A
Gift Bottle B
Dressy Wrapping
Combination Wrapping
Twin Holder
Flower-Pot Wrapping

Interior Decorations
Cushion Cover
Book Cover
Tissue Box Cover
Twist Wrapping
Style for Living

Sizes and Uses
Design and Materials
Design Composition
Etiquette: A Few Basics
Hirazutsumi and Furoshiki
"Wrapping Culture" and "One Item, Many Functions"
Wrapping and Tying: Past and Present

Wrapping with Fabric is available in both my Canadian and USA Amazon Stores and worldwide at Tuttle Publishing. Check out their unique catalog, rooted in Asian culture, language and history at Tuttle Publishing.

Tuttle Publishing has generously offered to giveaway a copy of Wrapping with Fabric. One winner will be selected at random. Good luck! Canadian and USA addresses. Until September 25, 2015.


  1. This is such a fun giveaway! Entered, and following you on google friend connect now. :) If you felt like it, I would love to have you come and link up at the Free and Fun Friday blog hop I'm hosting... it just went live! :)

  2. That is so cool! Love the pattern of the fabric. Very calming.
    I'd never heard of this before.
    Here from Free Fun Friday.

  3. Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launches every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night :D Hope you can party with us!

  4. From their products, I'd like to give My First Origami Kit as a gift.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I am interested in Japanese Foods That Heal and appreciate the fact that it includes recipes.

  6. This is a great idea, instead of wasting paper!

  7. I'd like to get the book Origami for Busy People since I'm busy but I want to learn how to do it!

  8. I would like to get Origimi Toy Monsters.

  9. I would like to have the Adorable Felted Animals

  10. Lots of great food and cooking books. I want Wok Cooking Made Easy. I have a Wok but I don't use it nearly often enough.

  11. I would like the "The Edible Herb Garden" by Rosalind Creasy.

  12. The book a geek in korea also sounds great!!

  13. I wanted to know more about furoshiki so this book (and giveaway) is awesome :) Thanks!

  14. Japanese Design.


  15. The Adorable Felted Animals would be a great one to have. I am looking forward to learning more from your blog.

  16. I would love to read the Kyoto Gardens book.

  17. I would love the Holiday Cakes and Cupcakes book.

  18. Origami Toy Monsters would be a fun addition to craft time.

  19. Everyday Bento looks interesting!

  20. I would like the felt animals book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I'd like Stylish Skirts.

    Desiree Dunbar

  22. I love these wrapping ideas!! I also would love to see the "Bible Origami Kit"!! :)

  23. I would love this book Using Traditional Chinese Medicine to Manage Your Emotional Health or The Tropical House

  24. I would love heaving/reading
    (Creative Beaded Jewelry) among many many other titles!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

  25. i really like the origami kit ,