Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Workshop at Yuchengco Museum on November 8

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byCassie Cheng

Are you tired of wrapping your Christmas gifts the same old way? Give yourself a headstart this Christmas and make your holiday season more eco-friendly by trying the Japanese art of Furoshiki gift wrapping. Furoshiki enthusiasts Vicky Ortega and Nenette Sadiua of Duo Wraps will facilitate the hands-on gift wrapping workshop at Yuchengco Museum on November 8, Saturday, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The act of gift wrapping is a way of sharing a very personal part of ourselves with the person we are gifting. Beyond the actual gift, the materials we use to wrap our gifts reveal much about our values and beliefs. Gifts should be beautiful and the way they look is a gift in itself. Gift wrapping should not burden the environment with throw-away wrappers, ribbons, and accessories.

The Japanese art of Furoshiki gift wrapping uses pieces of cloth as the wrapper. Learn how you can use a bandana or handkerchief to wrap gifts of different shapes and sizes. Using traditional Furoshiki techniques with today’s ribbons and charms, discover how you can wrap gifts that friends and family will want to receive first and unwrap last.

Strategic brand planner Vicky Ortega’s passion is gift wrapping. She loves finding unique ways to wrap gifts for her family and friends. Marketing consultant Nenette Sadiua is currently taking her second bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Her passion is preparing creative gift baskets.

Workshops slots are limited, and registration is required. Workshop fee is P600, which includes a gift wrapping kit. For details and registration, contact Yuchengco Museum at (632) 889-1234 or email [email protected]. Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.


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