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Topic: Sharing the furoshiki love  (Read 8436 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009 08:09:07 PM »

Those scarves look great!  I've heard of furoshiki once or twice and have wanted to learn more about it.  Thanks for the info! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2009 08:44:21 PM »

beautiful scarves - thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009 09:52:37 PM »

I'm a huge fan of gift bags instead of wrapping paper because I'm laaaaaazy.  It never occurred to me to use a scarf instead.  I will definitely be visiting the thrift shop and checking out the scarves!  Thanks for the idea and the links!
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2009 03:05:28 AM »

Love the scarves, and I am glad you posted an alternative to "traditional" bags. I would never have thought to just have a scarve in my purse for shopping at, say, a flea market, but in the end that's the only option that makes sense! I always forget my reuseable shopping bags just when I need them. Having a scarf in my purse all the time would definitely simplify the problem!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2009 05:22:19 AM »

Yay, more furoshiki!  I am currently at a point where I don't generally don't buy wrapping paper, and after I use up my current stash, it will just be furoshiki.  My kids think they are normal, and I love how pretty they look, as well as using them over and over and over!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful new furoshiki!
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009 06:10:39 AM »

Thanks so much for sharing this information. The scarves you found are lovely. I will be trying this out this weekend on an anniversary present. I'm so excited now!
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2009 07:02:14 AM »

Great idea - I think the vintage scarves will be perfect.  Here's a one page how-to from Japan's Ministry of the Environment...it might not be enough for a beginner to follow from scratch, but it's defiantly enough to get the picture.
http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html

That's exactly the PDF I was thinking of.  Thanks so much for posting it!  I couldn't quite remember where I'd seen it.
Very helpful! Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2009 10:07:35 AM »

Oh I never thought of scarfs! I found the pdf file last year before Christmas and I really wanted to try it. I was going to hem some fabric squares but instead I made a bunch of reusable gift bags cause I thought people would be more inclined to reuse them.

I think you'll be surprised how many people will try it. Quite a few of the gift bags I made ended up being reused (yes during the same year we have procrastinators in the family) and a few people asked me if I would like them back to use for next year.

Going to hit the thrift stores this weekend for some scarfs Smiley Hope I find some as pretty as yours.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009 12:19:00 PM »

Oh, yeah!  I have been a furoshiki fan since 11th grade (waaaay too many years ago!).  Those scarves are a GREAT find, and your plans for them are fabulous!
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009 02:13:14 PM »

Oh, I'm so relieved you all are happy to see my post!  I really was hesitant to post it, as I'd mentioned, because it didn't involve sewing a darn thing!  I halfway expected a moderator to pull it down right away because it might not suit this category.

I spent some time looking through that second link in my original post (the "techniques" one) and I really recommend anyone interested in furoshiki bookmark that one.  It shows literally dozens of ways to tie furoshiki, including making a backpack, a rabbit, a bird...  Amazing what you can do with one little square of fabric!!!!!  (EDIT - I should say TWO squares of fabric.  I know the backpack requires two furoshiki.)

I just love the idea of reusing vintage scarves for this.  I think our grandmas really treasured their fancy scarves, and I think using the scarves for furoshiki is a nice way to honor them.
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