Furoshiki: Zero Waste Gift Wrap!

Who knew that scarves, t-shirts and random scraps of cloth could be put to such good, practical, zero-waste use?!! 

In addition to all its joys and pressure, the holiday season impells many of us to think about waste, notably the reams of festive gift wrap that is typically used once and then chucked.  Other cultures have solved this dilemma in style as our Wendy O’Connor will again demonstrate during a mini-workshop on the traditional Japanese art of Furoshiki ~ Wed. Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8 pm at the Sooke library.  

Those who took Wendy’s first workshop on the subject last Christmas were delighted at how fun and easy it is to learn this simple, wonderfully creative way to personalize your gifts.  Here’s one easy how-to article if you can’t make it to the library that night.

Stick around afterwards and learn more about Zero Waste Sooke at our regular third-Wednesday-of-the-month meeting. Warm thanks once more to the library’s staff for making their reference-room table available to community groups such as our own.