Saturday 29 April, 11.30- 1.30pm, Furoshiki

Course Overview

In this workshop, Ayumi will be teaching you about Furoshiki - a traditional Japanese fabric wrapping technique. You will learn all about the traditions and customs of Furoshiki and how to wrap items such as boxes, books and bottles using fabric as a gift wrapping alternative to paper and plastic tape. Ayumi will also show you how to wrap an item of your own! 

Note: Please bring an item smaller than 30cm x 30cm that you would like to practice wrapping using the techniques learnt in this workshop.



Rekindle Workshop
Upstairs in the former Boys' High building
Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard.


Level Duration Format
Beginner  2 hrs In Workshop



Bookings are Non-refundable 
A partial credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation. Please advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. 
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 


Ayumi Hirata grew up in Osaka, Japan, and moved to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010. During her studies, she started thinking about what it really means to be sustainable and what she can do. These thoughts led her back to Japan, to the centuries-old practice of Furoshiki. 

Ayumi began teaching her workshops at Rekindle in 2023, and elsewhere through her business Fab Wrap


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.

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