It is amazing what can be done with a square piece of cloth. You can wrap up a gift, dress up a basket, make a handbag and even make a carry bag to transport two beer or wine bottles. The technique is known as Furoshiki, which is the name given to traditional Japanese wrapping cloth.
Last Saturday, learning the art of Japanese fabric cloth wrapping was the focus of our second 'Crafternoon.' These are an informal crafty get together where people can learn a new skill, make something and eat good food.
Under the guide of Brooke Summerville participants were given two cloth wraps (made by Boomerang Bags Stanthorpe) and had the opportunity to make a third one using the Boomerang Bags new sewing machines. Brooke then ran through the basic knots and shared tips for cloth wrapping.
There are plenty of books out there and online tutorials to guide you through the wrapping process but sometimes it helps to sit down and have someone show you in person.
It was a lovely well planned afternoon.
Our next Crafternoon is on Saturday 22 April 2017 and we will be playing with wood, leather and string to make beautiful rustic necklaces inspired by Autumn colour. Spots are $20 which includes all materials and a dreamy afternoon tea. Contact us today to reserve your spot.