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Furoshiki, the Art of Japanese Wrapping with Fabric: Traditional and Modern Adaptations

June 8 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Date: Saturday, June 8th
 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Total Sessions:
 Megumi Inouye
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $40 / $50 / $60

For an additional $25 you can purchase Megumi’s Book
“The Soul of Gift Wrapping”

About the class

The custom of wrapping things in cloth dates back to ancient times. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths that can be used to wrap elegant gifts, bind wine bottles, tie into a shopping bag and more. Join local author Megumi Inouye for a modern take on this eco-friendly and mindful technique. First, select your furoshiki created from various upcycled textiles donated to the Fiber Arts Studio. Next, learn how to tie and untie a knot for wrapping, then how to wrap wine bottles, round canisters, and rectangular boxes. Lastly, you’ll practice turning your furoshiki into a bag to take home with you.

Megumi will also share with you the meaning behind the wrapping as well as talk a little about the historic context and different uses of furoshiki.

For an additional $25 you can reserve a signed copy of Megumi’s new book “The Soul of Gift Wrapping: Creative Techniques for Expressing Gratitude, Inspired by the Japanese Art of Giving.”

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when registering or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Megumi Inouye

Instructor / Artist

Megumi Inouye is a gift wrapping and packaging artist known for her sustainable wrapping designs and inventive techniques inspired by her Japanese heritage.
She is the author of “The Soul of Gift Wrapping: Creative Techniques for Expressing Gratitude, Inspired by the Japanese Art of Giving” and has been featured in American Craft magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo Lifestyle News and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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