Sustainable Wrapping Workshop with Miki
Learn the traditional Japanese art of Furoshiki wrapping and using Origami with Beeswax Wraps!
This 2hr workshop will show you how to use the ultimate sustainable wrapping - Furoshiki. A traditional reversible furoshiki is perfect for all type of gift wrapping and will be included in the workshop fee for you to take home! Also learn to use Beeswax wraps for everyday use, and in ways you may never have thought of!
Miki will teach you how to wrap a gift, a bento box and even a kimono for a bottle! She’ll also teach you how to fold a large Furoshiki for everyday use….
" What is Furoshiki? "
In the bathhouses of Kyoto, people used to bring their clothes wrapped up in cloth with their family emblem. This meant that you can find yours easily in a crowded changing room! This cloth was used like a bathmat while they got changed. "Furo" means bath in Japanese and "shiki" means to spread out. From here Furoshiki evolved and a square cloth has been used to wrap and carry things in Japan for hundreds of years.
In recent years, Furoshiki became popular again as an eco-friendly alternative to single use wrapping paper and plastic bags (yes large Furoshiki can be a bag!).
Modern furoshiki is popular as an ecologically friendly alternative to wrapping paper and Beeswax Wraps an alternative to cling film, plastic bags and tin foil - come and learn to fold these to store food as well as wrapping it!
Refreshments and small Furoshiki worth £9.50 included in the workshop.....!
Miki runs ‘HanaBee’, a Southampton based company, and has beautiful fabrics (which she makes into her Beeswax Wraps) and Furoshiki sent from her native Japan.
COVID 19 - March 2022 - Given the rise in cases of Covid19, we would request that attendees wear face coverings to protect the staff, tutors and fellow students.
Please refer to our T&C's regarding cancellation policies when booking onto our workshops - cancellation due to Covid/illness will be dealt with at SeaSky's discretion.