december, 2022

2022sat03dec10:00 am1:00 pmFuroshiki Wrapping (DECEMBER DAY SCHOOL)£39 - Master Japanese knots and learn how to wrap beautiful presents with no impact to the environment.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

The Japanese have perfected to art of wrapping furoshiki over 400 years. Traditionally Furoshiki wraps were made from kimonos, nowadays you can purchase furoshiki wraps in a range of fabrics.

A furoshiki can be used to tie anything from books to odd shapes and make a wonderful alternative to the wasteful paper wrap version. In this day school you will learn several techniques and learn the fundamental knots needed to create secure and beautiful wrapped gifts.

This art form can feed into your daily life as you will learn how to use your furoshiki to create a comfortable shopping bag.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?


Course objectives for the day:

  • Learn about the history of furoshiki
  • Introduce the idea of using cloth to wrap gift
  • Be able to identify the type of knot needed for the wrapping style

For the first session you will need to bring….

Please bring a couple of small boxes, about the size of a small to medium gift box (about the size of a Christmas box of Biscuits) The tins or containers can be square, rectangle or round. If you have a wine bottle (empty is ok) please bring it along.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The tutor will advise you.

The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more



£39 – Please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card.


Hong TanI am an experienced tutor who for the last 20 years has been teaching upholstery, cabinet making and craft related subjects including jewellery and cookery, from City & Guilds accredited courses to community education. I also take private commissions in my spare time. 


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