The Gifted Blog

September 19, 2011

Family Furoshiki | Wrap Story

My mother and father gave me a book about gift wrapping with furoshiki a couple years ago. It was wrapped in this beautiful silk furoshiki from Baachan. The white pattern on the wrapping cloth is made with a type of tie-dye called shibori.

I couldn't really bear to give it to anyone else, so when the opportunity arose to give my mom a birthday gift, I gave it back to her.

The gift was rolled up on the diagonal, and the two remaining ends were knotted. There are all kinds of elaborate ways to gift wrap with furoshiki, but it seems I'm always using the most basic techniques.

Remembering her reaction to my own skein of recycled sari ribbon ("I just want to hold it and look at it!"), we bought my mom one of her own. I believe this is the Tibet Jewels colorway.

Happy gift wrapping, mom! Thanks for all that you've given me.

This Wrap Story is part of a series documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here to see them all!

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  1. I must give furoshiki a try. It's such a handy way to wrap gifts!

  2. @Michele Pacey - Ooh, I bet you'd come up with something fun to use as the wrap. How's your scraps quilt coming along, by the way?


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