Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When there's nothing else to do.... learn something!

That's what I've been doing today. Earlier this week, I came across an interesting website. I'm not sure where I read about furoshiki, but I'm fascinated! I've been searching online about furoshiki and came across this website.

So, I've been playing around with it a bit. I have quite a few silk scarves, some of my own and some that belonged to John's mother. Below, you see an example of a bottle wrap. Can you imagine bringing someone a bottle of wine wrapped like this? How unique is that?

Another example is the Hand Carry Bag. Below, you see the 'bag' filled up, but not even nearly all the way. 

Here's what I had in the 'bag'... a small pouch, plastic bag with a knitting project in it, the Estonian Garden wrap, a hat, a pair of gloves and a pair of mittens.  I could have put quite a bit more into the bag. 

What a great way of having a carryall with you at all times! I mean, how easy is it to tuck a silk scarf into your purse or pocket? Or wear one? Plus, no plastic! According to one website I read, any fabric will do, but silk is naturally strong and durable. Who doesn't love silk scarves? Finally, a use for all those silk scarves I have! Does it get any better??

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful colours on your Hand Carry Bag - what a great idea.