Furoshiki (Ōtautahi)

Learn the traditional Japanese fabric gift wrapping technique of Furoshiki.


$46.00 per person



About this experience

  • Jul 28, 10am-12pm
  • Sep 22, 1pm-3pm
  • Nov 9, 10am-12pm

Furoshiki is an ancient traditional Japanese fabric gift wrapping technique. In this workshop you’ll learn all about the fascinating traditions and customs associated with this craft. Ayumi will then show you how you can beautifully and skillfully wrap items such as boxes, books and bottles using fabric as a gift wrapping alternative to paper and plastic tape. Practising different knots for different purposes, you will also take home a wrap of your own.

Please note:

  • All materials will be provided.

  • Please feel free to bring any unusual shaped objects that you would like to learn how to wrap in this workshop.

  • This workshop is for adults.



Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking

Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.

Your Host

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Growing up in Osaka, Japan, Ayumi moved to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010. During her studies, she started thinking about what it really means to be sustainable. This led her back to Japan, to the centuries-old practice of furoshiki. Ayumi now creates these traditional wrapping cloths from textiles that would otherwise end up in landfill. Founder of FabWrap and the newest member of our team, she began teaching her workshops for Rekindle in 2023.