A more sustainable (and beautiful) way to wrap! The Calgary Buddhist Temple Sangha Engagement is pleased to organize this in-person workshop on Sunday, Jan 29/23 at 1pm which will be held at the Temple and will be taught by a local business, Nanao Kimono (www.nanaokimono.com). Nanao Kimono is a Japanese lifestyle shop in Kensington full of an assortment of treasures brought from Japan, including towels, tableware, tea and soaps.
Cost of the workshop is $30 per person which includes a furoshiki along with green tea and light refreshment. Maximum registration is 10 people but if this workshop is full, another class may be offered.
Furoshiki is where art meets sustainability – using decorative fabrics to wrap gifts, packages, and for other purposes, the furoshiki offers an earth-friendly alternative. It has been used for hundreds of years for a great many uses. The Word “Furo” translates to “bath”, and “shiki” means “to spread out”. Originally, they were used to wrap up sacred and important items at temples or shrines, then later were adopted for carrying personal items to and from the public bathhouse. More recently, Furoshiki became very popular as a simple handbag, grocery bag, and especially, as a reusable gift wrapping!
To register and pay in advance to attend this workshop, please go to: https://bit.ly/Furoshiki-29Jan23