Sunday, 15 November 2009

All things Japanese!

Katie from Japan Crafts demonstarting how to wrap 2 bottles (Bin Nihon Tsutsumi)

Hon Tsutsumi (Book Wrap)

Hana Tstsumi (Flower Wrap)

Otsukai Tsutsumi (Errand Wrap)

Hana Tstsumi (Flower Wrap)

Yotsu Musabi (Four Petal Knot)
Sweet Wrapper!

On Saturday, Mary kindly invited me to the Sheffield Lacemakers Day. There was going to be a demonstration on Furoshiki - The Japanese Art of wrapping with fabric. I have always loves all things Japanese so jumped at the chance. The workshops were run by Katie Chaplin from Japan Crafts. It was very interesting to watch Katie wrap a number of items in a Furoshiki. We made beautiful shapes such as flowers and animals from the cloth. The cloth can then be used by the recipient around the home, a perfect example of reusing and recycling! In the afternoon we made some Origami. We learn the basic folds and make a variety of objects from handmade ‘washi’ and ‘chiyogami’ paper.

Christmas trees and garlands!

We also made boxes from paper and fabric which was stiffened with Japanese Rice Glue. Katie kindly made me a fabric origami crane which you can see in the background. I have a thoroughly enjoyable day.


Lynne said...

What a beautiful way to wrap your presents, the fabric is gorgeous. Sounds like a great way to spend a day.

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Looks like you had a fab day Joe!! I have to agree the fabrics are so lush and make fantastic looking pressie's xx