The Gifted Blog

October 15, 2009

Furochic Product Feature and Giveaway!



Based on traditional Japanese furoshiki, illustrator Jenn Playford has started a line of cloth gift wraps printed with her own designs. I first heard about Furochic through CraftStylish, where they hosted a giveaway.

I had just begun The Gifted Blog and was excited to see an alternative to wrapping with paper. I didn't win, but Jenn graciously followed up with me to send some samples. Thank you, Jenn!



Of course you can wrap gifts with any kind of fabric, but I appreciate the creative license she has been able to take with these in printing them with her own graphics. My only complaint is that her appealing designs don't show up quite as crisply as I would like on the fabric.

Jenn also recently published a book titled Wrapagami, which shows how to execute a variety of wrapping techniques with a simple square piece of cloth.

Today I gave a Furochic a try on a fine bottle of cabernet we happened to have in the pantry.



Using the pictures on the Furochic label as a guide (similar to these), I wrapped the bottle in the cloth. My first try was not so cute. I went back to tighten up the fabric and make the knots a little crisper. Voila!



I like the little handle embellishment on the top. My husband saw the bottle and said, "Whoa. That looks crazy. Like something from Dr. Seuss."



The Furochic are a nice, generous size and can be used to wrap even odd-shaped gifts. To pass on the generosity, I'm happy to announce a giveaway of this Cherry Blossom Furochic!

To enter, leave a comment before 8pm Friday (PST) telling us the gift you imagine wrapping in it. The lucky winner will receive the Furochic pictured below, which includes a length of grosgrain ribbon and coordinating gift tag.



Good luck!

3 comments:

  1. I have seen those around and have been intersted in seeing them in action! My sister in law's birthday is coming up and I bought her a cast iron skillet. I wonder how well it would work with that!

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  2. I love how the pattern on the little card is the same as the cloth's pattern... only different. Great detail.

    This would be a great way to wrap the scrapbook I am making my mother-in-law for her birthday. It would add a nice home-made feel to the wrapping that would complement the gift inside.
    I would have to include instructions on how she can re-use it to wrap a wine bottle, they make and give wine frequently as gifts.

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  3. I love how the fabric is a gift on top of the gift, 2 for 1!

    I would like to wrap up some different size lotion bottles and see how that goes =)

    Maite

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