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Gift Wrapping with Textiles: Stylish Ideas from Japan

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In Japanese culture, it is customary to put as much care into the wrapping of a gift as into choosing the gift itself. The way a gift is wrapped and the material in which it is presented are considered expressions of the giver's feeling toward the recipient. Now, using techniques that have been part of Japanese tradition for generations, Chizuko Morita offers readers innov ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Kodansha
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Lynne
Apr 13, 2008 Lynne rated it liked it
Recommended to Lynne by: Sumi
Shelves: needlework
The author demonstrates wrapping a wide variety of objects using fabric squares. Although the fancier folds are probably beyond me (I can barely handle a stick-on bow), the simpler styles are both attractive and "green". It could be fun to try to match the fabric to the gift. Although I have yet to try wrapping any packages, I have it on good authority that the instructions are easy to follow.

Leela
Jan 22, 2008 Leela rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
(cross-posted from my professional blog)

Furoshikis are the Japanese squares of fabric that can be transformed into carrying bags and wraps of all kinds. I've been experimenting with them for a while, and wanted to see the full range of what was possible with a large square of fabric. Gift Wrapping With Textiles by Chizuko Morita was, unbelievably, in the local Borders. Now that I’ve had it for a few months, I feel qualified to comment.

The truth is, almost all the really useful wraps are demo’ed
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Kathleen Dixon
Jul 08, 2012 Kathleen Dixon rated it liked it
When I was a young-mother-at-home I used to do all sorts of nice and creative things for gifts and gift-wrapping, but I have to admit that it's years since I did anything other than wrap presents in shop-bought and usually gaudy paper. This book, while nicely set out and with lovely photographs, has not, however, inspired me to begin wrapping gifts in textiles. Sadly, that's because I don't expect any recipients to truly appreciate it, and why gift something beautiful if the receiving-eye doesn' ...more
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