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Gift Wrapping with Textiles: Stylish Ideas from Japan [Paperback]

By Chizuko Morita, Shuichi Yamagata (Photographer) & Kirsten McIvor (Translator)
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In Japanese culture, it is customary to put as much care into the wrapping of a gift as into choosing the gift itself. The way a gift is wrapped and the material in which it is presented are considered expressions of the giver's feeling toward the recipient. Now, using techniques that have been part of Japanese tradition for generations, Chizuko Morita offers readers innovative and unique ideas for using the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth in very contemporary ways. In a matter of minutes, a swatch of cloth known as a furoshiki can be fashioned into an elegant wrapping for a CD, a book, a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, even a soccer ball. And unlike paper gift wrap, if you get it wrong the first time, you can just undo the knots and start again.
Not only are the wraps fool-proof, they rely on only three basic knots.
* Stunningly original wrapping ideas
* Gift-wraps for wine, books, CDs, pictures, posters, balls, and boxed items of all sizes
* Based on techniques that have their roots in centuries-old Japanese traditions of wrapping for gift-giving
* Additional ideas to freshen up everyday items such as pillows, baskets, and more
* New thoughts for decorating the breakfast and dinner table
* Add an elegant touch to flowerpots, planters, or a bouquet of flowers
* Make an instant magazine "rack" or knapsack

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Item Specifications...

Pages   95
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 17, 2006
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770027362  
ISBN13  9784770027368  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Gift Wrapping with Textiles: Stylish Ideas from Japan?

inspiring  Jul 7, 2008
This is the perfect foil for recycling. Two gifts in one, fabric does wonders! Use old clothing, either your own or from a thrift shop!
gluten slueth  Feb 15, 2008
This is a great book; lots of very beautiful and unusual ways to wrap gifts with fabric. This book will appeal to both the artist and the eco minded. I found the pictures very helpful and the designs easy to execute. This book would make a great gift.
Gift wrapping with Textiles  Dec 12, 2007
This book has been an excellent guide to earth friendly gifts. It lets me enjoy a task I usually hate and use fabrics which can be re-used.

The explanations are clear and easy to follow. I recommend this book to all fabric lovers and ecologically minded gift givers.

Gift Wrapping with Textiles: Stylish Ideas from Japan

Beautiful  Jul 6, 2007
This is a great book, beautiful pictures, clear instructions. Your skills at wrapping with fabric will look so beautiful, the gift inside might pale with comparison! Of course, the author has gorgeous Japanese furoshiki fabrics and her combinations are artistic, and we can only hope to achieve the same breathtaking results as we fold, tie, and present our gifts to our friends and loved ones.
A simply beautiful book  May 27, 2006
Enhanced throughout with visually stunning full color photography, Gift Wrapping With Textiles: Stylish Ideas From Japan by Chizuko Morita is a fun and informative introduction to the creative art of gift wrapping for all items and gifts of every size with the designer innovation of textiles and cloth materials. Expansively guiding readers through the Japanese-based ideas for stunning gift-wrap presentations for wine, books, CDs, pictures, posters, balls, and boxed items, Gift Wrapping With Textiles bases its techniques on century-old Japanese traditional roots, along with additional items to freshen up everyday items such as pillows, baskets, dinner tables, flower pots and bouquets, and much more. A simply beautiful book, Gift Wrapping With Textiles is very highly recommended for discerning readers searching for a new and stylistic approaches to impressively wrapping their gifts for friends, family, and associates.

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