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Furoshiki with Saori Seward on Zoom – CCC

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Furoshiki are traditional Japanese versatile cloths, in various sizes, designs and materials, with many different possible applications.  Originally they were used in traditional Japanese public baths (Onsen), to wrap up your clothes to avoid a mix-up with other people. Their use was slowly declining due to the massive production and availability of plastic bags. Recently however, the cloth is experiencing a revival. Furoshiki are great for carrying shopping home, and they can help to reduce plastic bag and other packaging consumption. With simple knotting, Furoshiki transforms from a plain cloth into a stylish bag in no time.  In this workshop you will learn lots of wrapping techniques, including how to wrap a square “Bento box” shape, a wine bottle and a how to make a handbag from one single Furoshiki cloth. As a bonus we’ll also be learning a little Japanese!

You will need some squares of fabric – a wine bottle will take around 85cm2 and some things to wrap e.g. a rectangular item – book or lunch box and a couple of wine bottles (they can be empty!!)
A worksheet will be provided.

To book your place go to ticketsource.co.uk/fewi (no booking fee for booking online) or call 

0333 666 3366 (Booking line open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, £1.80 fee per phone booking applies).


October 27
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm