Summer Furoshiki Workshop
After having to cancel due to bad weather last year, we were finally able to hold our first Furoshiki Workshop at the Woodstock Public Library on Saturday, August 6.
While the maximum of 15 people had signed up, only 7 attended. However, this intimate group size was ideal as we were able to interact with each person. The library also generously bought furoshiki for each participant to use and take home, which made everyone happy.
We started with an introduction to the different types of fabric and sizes, and then went over the basic knots. After that, we practiced wrapping boxes and tying different types of bags. One of the biggest hits was learning how to wrap wine bottles for a beautiful presentation.
All of the attendees were very interested in learning and paid careful attention as we demonstrated each style. They then enthusiastically practiced tying it on their own.
As a (one-time) treat, we also handed out some homemade matcha cookies and lemon shortbread at the end.
Everyone had nothing but positive things to say and several asked for MHJCA’s contact information to stay informed about future events.
Many thanks to Taeko-san and Atsuko-san for helping to lead the workshop, and Masashi-san for being the photographer.
Give the great participant feedback from this workshop, we hope the library will ask us back for other future events!
Furoshiki Workshop Instructor