October 2008  
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Furoshiki - Eco-Friendly Wrapping

Have you heard of furoshiki? These traditional Japanese square cloths are getting a lot of attention lately, as a "green" alternative to wrapping paper and plastic shopping bags. Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that were frequently used to transport clothes, gifts or other goods. Modern furoshiki can be made of a variety of fabrics, including silk, cotton, rayon and nylon. There is no one set size for furoshiki. The most common sizes are 17.7 inches and 27.7-28.3 inches.

If you're interested in trying furoshiki, here are a few pointers and pictures of our experiment with this method of wrapping gifts. You need a square piece of fabric that is either hemmed around the edges or use pinking shears to minimize raveling. Avoid thick or heavy weight fabrics.

Basic Wrap - Used for something square or rectangle.

Basic Wrap

Four Tie Wrap - Used for boxed gift.
Four Tie Wrap

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has championed the use of furoshiki, which lost popularity in Japan with the rise of the plastic shopping bag (recently, they have mostly been used to tie up lunch boxes and act as a placemat during the meal). They have created a page showing many ways to wrap and tie furoshiki. Furoshiki can be used for other things, such as carrying books, watermelons or bottles of wine.

Holiday Decorating & Gifts

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Give thanks with family and friends this Thanksgiving with everything from pumpkins to pilgrims. Everything you need to make your home festive this holiday season.
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Christmas Decor

Holiday cheer, frolicking Frosties, ule tide carols and rosy-cheeked Santas. You'll find it all here in our Christmas Accessories collection.
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 New Discount Fabrics

Baby Build A Quilt, Bengal Slate, Radiant Foil, Grooved Mink, Regal Garden, Kingswood Paisley and Kangshe Blue all new this month in our discount section. Check out all the beautiful fabrics available direct from our showroom.

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