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Furoshiki: The Art of Wrapping with Fabric Paperback – March 1, 2011

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Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts was born in Japan and studied sewing and drawing at the Bunka Fashion School in Tokyo. She later worked as a designer at a haute couture house until settling in France in 1989 to work for a luxury Italian fashion brand. Nakayama now works in the interior design field and designs fabrics. She has previously published four successful books in Japan
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847738168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847738165
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,671,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a FUN book! It repeats what one can find in other books but also has folds that I have not seen in other books. Its photos and diagrams are clear. It has a basic fold and then interesting variations. It rates each project shown on three criteria: challege of the fold, type of suggested fabric, and size of fabric needed. It's amazing what a difference that information makes. For the neophyte, it can be very confusing to struggle with furoshiki, not realizing that the wrong type of fabric is being used, or the furoshiki is the wrong size. This book also tells how to make your own, and gives design ideas. Amazon proper did not have the book in stock so I purchased an ex-library copy from an Amazon re-seller. This is an inspiring book and will be worth your $20 if you can find a copy. Some sellers are asking very high prices. So FYI - original USA cover price was $12.95. (Canada $14.95, £7.99)
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This book suggests many different ways to use furoshiki, from wrapping gifts to making purses to carrying wine bottles to a party. The illustrations are easy to follow and the photographs show how it looks in real life. Various types of fabrics for different uses are discussed. The author gives some history on furoshiki, which has been used in Japan since the 700's C.E. She also makes it relevant to today by suggesting using furoshiki when shopping, as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. It's a very easy, quick, and interesting read that will teach you a useful craft in no time.
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Cannot wait to get some remnants and swatched and fold, fold, fold......Just love the Japaneses approach to all things beautiful..
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Order filled promptly. Item as described.
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