I love Liberty fabric so much that I love to wrap my presents in it. I think it gives a little extra to the present and love to see what people make with it or to see it being reused for another gift.
This ancient technique is called Furoshiki (風呂敷) and was popular in Japan in the Edo Period (between 1603 – 1867) when Japan was in a period of economic growth. I love the idea that this wrapping can be reused many times over or can be used for sewing or craft projects too.
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths that were used to wrap good for transportation. I’ve used fabric in a similar way to wrap presents. Here I’ve used two of the fabrics from the Christmas collection Gift Express B and Adelajda but you can use any fabric you choose that may suit the colour palette of the person receiving the gift.
This is so simple to do. Furoshiki is available in Japan in a variety of sizes but usually square. It is usually either silk or cotton – quite pricey in Liberty silk so I’ve gone for Tana Lawn®.
Wishing you all a really lovely Christmas and a relaxing break. I wonder what sewing projects 2022 may bring? xoxo