Your Complete Guide to Furoshiki-The Japanese Art of Wrapping
Author: Etsuko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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 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.
Teaches the Japanese art of using fabric to carry, protect, and gift wrap items, along with color photographs, projects for objects of different shapes and sizes, and embroidery techniques for personalizing a fabric.
The Pixeladies are sewing experts Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki. They show readers the centuries-old tradition of furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping objects in fabric for practical purposes. A beautiful and original way to present a gift, from food items to gift cards! The book is illustrated with photos of finished wraps and includes simple step-by-step instructions. Learn to make 18 different wraps for wrapping 5 main object shapes—bag, box, flat, bottle, and basket. Also included are ideas for designing unique wraps using surface design techniques, plus a gallery showing gorgeous finished pieces. You’ll have the know-how to furoshiki just about anything!
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, which is frequently used to carry clothes, gifts and other goods and has been a part of Japanese daily lives through the ages. This book features about 150 pieces of furoshiki.
Techniques for beautiful, recyclable gift wrapping
Author: Camille Wilkinson
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Tips and techniques for spectacular and sustainable gift wrapping From simple bows and neat corners to Japanese fabric wrapping, this book shows how to wow friends and family with beautifully wrapped gifts while minimising waste. You will learn how to master the art of wrapping through easy step-by-step instructions of key techniques. There are ideas for creating both simple and intricate designs, all made using materials that are recyclable, reusable and sustainable. Techniques include wrapping with pleats and pockets, using paper bags and how to wrap unusual shaped gifts, such as bottles. A section on Furoshiki, fabric wrapping, shows how to create gift wraps from tea towels and beautiful pieces of fabric. There s also guidance on ribbons, bows, string, wool and using plants and flowers to create the perfect gift. Bursting with ideas, this innovative book offers a mindful creative outlet that will both delight friends and family and help save the planet by reducing waste.
A huge four volume work that documents and discusses the excavations that took place between 1967 and 1979 of more than a hundred Early Iron Age tombs from the cemetery one kilometre north of the palace of Knossos. The tombs had rich contents; decorated pottery, iron weapons, bronze vessels and ornaments, and luxury objects of gold, ivory and faience provide an uninterrupted sequence of evidence from c. 1050-630 BC. Volume one documents the tombs themselves and catalogues their finds. Volume two discusses the many different types of pottery found, including orientalising pottery and the many imports-Attic, Corinthian, Euboean, East Greek and Phoenician among them. Also discussed are the objects including terracotta and textile remains, and the burials; the subminoan phase, burial customs and human and animal bones. Emphasis is placed on the role of Knossos in maintaining links with neighbouring regions-with Italy, Cyprus and Phoenicia, the Cyclades and Euboea and, above all, Athens. Volume three contains the figures and a plan of the cemetery and volume four contains the plates.
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Express your love for the playful, the romantic, the elegant, with these imaginative, colorfully photographed projects based on cardboard boxes. Round up a paint roller, tacky glue, craft scissors, cardboard, a utility knife, and some paper bags. Basic techniques for scoring, fabric-covering, laminating, wrapping, and padding, as well as some simple sewing and embroidery instructions, are all fully illustrated. Try your hand at the 21 gorgeous mix-and-match designs, including a bullion rose, a dwarf dahlia, a fluted rim, a gathered leaf, and other ornaments and decorative touches. Then let your imagination loose! Start with "For the One I Love", a heart-shaped box with silk flowers in shades of peach and rose, or "By the Sea" with its pearly curls of ivory ribbon cascading over eyelet lace. House special mementos in "Treasured Keepsakes", a domed box wrapped in a rusty ribbon. Or make a doll's seagoing wardrobe trunk, "A Trip Across the Atlantic". Whether they hold your own treasured baubles or special gifts for your friends, these beautiful fabric-covered boxes send a magic message.