This weekend I had the pleasure of taking a small Furoshiki workshop in West End at a little Japanese store, Kazuyo's collection.
I hadn't known too much about this ancient Japanese fabric wrapping tradition, but it was fascinating (I might even dedicate a blog post to it in more detail later; the ideas behind the craft, which include Re-use, Reduce and Recycle, and of course, making the every day pretty, really struck a chord with me).
The workshop was great, starting with a beautiful green tea, and going over around 10 different wrapping demonstrations (with beautiful fabric supplied to work alongside), as well as covering the history and language. They hold various workshops throughout the year, including paper wrapping and needle felting, which you can find out about on their facebook page.
I look forward to using it the next time I give a gift.
This weekend in Brisbane brought with it the most beautiful blue skies and sunshine, along with some really cold weather (a rarity in Brisbane). Such a sudden change from last week, it seems winter is here! I don't handle the cold well, so living somewhere where winter looks like the photo above is a relief!