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Topic: Sharing the furoshiki love  (Read 7641 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009 04:17:37 PM »

you know what? that's the most fantastic thing Ever! i never know what to do with scarves but hot dang, i'm going to print out that pdf and stick it to my bulletin board right now! and you bet i'll be passing a copy of it along with scarves that i give as gifts. that's Totally brilliant, i love it! thanks so much for sharing.

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« Reply #11 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 #12 on: July 27, 2009 08:44:21 PM »

beautiful scarves - thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #13 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 #14 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!

« Reply #15 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 #16 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 #17 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.

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.
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« Reply #18 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 #19 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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