As I spent the evening wrapping gifts to place under our Christmas tree, I wondered why I even bothered using paper for most of them – wouldn’t fabric be a more fun way (not to mention green) to recycle some of the stashed holiday fabric I’ve been storing for years? Furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that were used to tie up bundles of clothes, food and gifts, has gained popularity over the last few years with a number of videos, websites, and books such as Wrapagami and Gift Wrapping with Textiles devoted to the subject. Of course, there’s nothing like the sound of tearing paper on Christmas morning, but if you’re looking for a novel way to present a gift, try wrapping yours in fabric!
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