(Video link here.) On Ambatalia’s blog, we came across this useful little video demonstrating several ways of folding Furoshiki clothes — large squares of fabric — to make carry bags and packages. What the video fails to show is the little revelation that is scattered around Ambatalia’s site: you can WEAR Furoshiki clothes as well. Tied around the waist, they make a swell apron. When made out of beautiful fabric, you can wear them as a scarf. Molly de Vries of Ambatalia designed this “42-inch square everyday furoshiki scarf” from fine Irish linen; it’s washable and meant to be worn “crumply”:
The Link Collective, an interesting Etsy site, sells pretty, handprinted definitely-wearable Furoshiki clothes…
…as well as leather carry straps you can attach to turn your Furoshiki into a shoulder bag…
We’re thinking a pretty Furoshiki cloth would make a great gift.
We’re also thinking it might be something we could make ourselves, using our down-and-dirty ripped linen (or other swell fabric) technique.
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