How to wrap a bottle with Japanese furoshiki
Furoshiki literally means "bath spread". It originated as a way to wrap up your clothes in a bundle while you bathed at a Japanese bath house. Over the centuries, the Japanese started using various folding techniques to wrap the furoshiki around a variety of things for the transport.
The furoshiki started serving as a tote of sorts or could be used a lunch bag or even a way to wrap gifts. There is an even a Vibram furoshiki shoe that metaphorically wraps your foot. And there are about a zillion different ways you can use this otherwise simple, square piece of cotton cloth - a few of which we'll cover step by step.
Two Bottle Wrap
This is a great way to wrap one or two glass bottles of wine or drink of your choice for a special event or gift. And since furoshiki is so versatile, you're actually gifting twice because the lucky recipient will be able to reuse the furoshiki as a scarf, carryall, wall decor, tablecloth... and well the list goes on!
Step 1: Lay your furoshiki flat and smooth out any folds or creases. Orient like a diamond rather than a square.
Step 2: Place your bottles side by side in the center of the furoshiki. Then lay the bottles sideways towards opposite corners of the furoshiki.
Step 3: Take one of the corners that does not have a bottle pointing towards it and draw it toward to the opposite corner until the corners are touching and you have a triangle.
Step 4: The bottles are now encased in the furoshiki. Take the bottles (and the covering cloth) and begin rolling towards the tip of the triangle, wrapping as you go.
Step 5: Now you have a long hollow fabric stick of sorts. Take one bottle and draw it towards the other bottle to create a U shape.
Step 6: You're almost done! Just tie the ends two or three times and you're ready to go!
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