Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bojagi & Furoshiki ~ Oriental Fabric Wrapping

We had a lot of fun with Bojagi/Furoshiki in today's tv segments.  Who knew you could be so creative with some scarves and fabric!  From gift wrapping to baskets and purses...we showed a little bit of it all.

For those of you who are not yet acquainted with those foreign words, here is a quick description for you...

BOJAGI ~  is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Bojagi are square and can be made from a variety of materials, though silk is common

FUROSHIKI ~  is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that were frequently used to transport 
clothes, gifts, or other goods

This is an easy way to instantly create something personal and unique.  Grab a light weight piece of fabric that is square and thats all you need...NO SEWING INVOLVED!!!  You can leave the edges unfinished, use pinking shears along the edge or use a non-fraying product.   If you want to be a little more creative with your fabric wraps, sew two pieces, of contrasting fabric, together so you have a varied look for your wrap.

You will be amazed at what a colorful scarf can do for your next gift or basket...and so will the person receiving the gift!

Check out the video segments at 
At the bottom of the home page you will find the "Craft Projects" link.  :)
Click on "Crafty Chick Fabric Wrapping" Parts 1 & 2

Happy Crafting! :)

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