How to Use Furoshiki
The ways to use furoshiki to introduce here are carefully selected for the ones that can be done easily, fashionable and convenient. Hope you enjoy.
This “shizuku bag (drop bag)” is useful for the use of going out for a little while. If the knots of “hitotsu musubi (single knot)” are inside, it becomes a bag of round shaped drop.
When you place the knots outside of the bag, it becomes the “shizuku ryusui bag (drop water flow bag)” with accent of ears. It’s good to use as a handbag. It’s also good to sling on the shoulder.
When closing the mouth of the bag, it changes quickly to a fashionable “purse” for going out. A little furoshiki purse will produce a special day.
This is a very important and basic way of knotting when fastening furoshiki with a knot called “mamusubi (true knot)”. Because it is structurally very rational and get tied firmly, and it can not be easily loosened even if the force is applied. Please pay attention to the direction when tying. The corners of furoshiki extend straight to the left and right, which looks like a ribbon as well, and it appears very beautiful.
In addition, once you want to undo it, it is possible to loosen it easily in a moment with only a very little force. Just pulling one corner of the furoshiki lightly toward the opposite direction and it can pass through smoothly. This is not a magic or composite but it is the actual footage.
In case of wrapping a square box with “otsukaidutumi (errant wrap)”, you rotate the corner of the box against the corner of furoshiki by 45 degrees. Then wrap around diagonally while the other set of diagonal corners make mamusubi (true knot). It is easy getting it done swiftly and it can have the content fixed firmly as well. It is also convenient to carry stuff, and giving a gift wrapped like this makes people delighted.
It can also be done by wrapping and making the knot in the same way even if the contents are not in the square shape.
“Kaihei bag (open shut bag)” as the name suggests, can be opened and closed very easily. You can use it as a handbag. And if you make it from Ooburoshiki (big furoshiki), you can hang it on one side of the shoulders, or both sides of the shoulder to use it like a backpack.
“Tesage bag (toto bag)” allows you to put in and put out stuff easily as the mouth opens wide. Making knots on 4 corners equally to create 2 handles. It can be utilised like toto bags.
Here are “shizuku bag (drop bag)” with the knots of hitotsu musubi (single knot)” inside, and shizuku ryusui bag (drop water flow bag) placing the knots outside. They have the same structure, and the only difference is whether they yare inside or outside.
“Kandai bag (tolerant bag) ” is simple, magnanimous and large capacity. It can be done just by making mamusubi (true knot) with respective diagonal corners. It is excellent for putting lots of things quickly while shopping. You can omit the process of putting them into bags if you lay furoshiki on the shopping cart at the checkout counter and putting the goods on it.
“Binnihondutumi (two bottle wrap)” is perfect for wrapping and carrying drinks when invited to parties. It would also please people if you gift the bottles wrapped in furoshiki as it is.
You can wrap one bottle in the same way as well.
It becomes a packed lunch if you put a drink in one side and a baguette sandwich in the other.
Here is “shizuku bag (drop bag)” with the knots of hitotsu musubi (single knot)” inside. It is a very simple structure, and its shape is refined.
“Makimono dutsumi (scroll wrap)” is suitable for wrapping elongated articles and cylindrical items. Also you can wrap round objects like fruits side by side and wrap them in the same way.
“Echiketto dutsumi (etiquette wrap)” makes the appearance for the tissue box and wet tissue very beautiful by wrapping them. In addition, it is possible to decorate various things depending on the contrivance.
Furoshiki is ideal for mattresses while sunbathing on the beach. It gets converted quickly to the bag on the way going and returning as well.
For open air picnics, furoshiki serves as the picnic blanket and inspires the banquet. For indoor meals, you can use furoshiki as a tablecloth.
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