Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I purchase Furoshiki?
Some shops that sell Japanese or Asian inspired goods might have these in store. You can also check my online shop where you can find Furoshiki in various sizes and pattern designs: https://shop.shihomasuda.com/collections/furoshiki
What size of Furoshiki should I prepare?
It depends on what you want to wrap. In each lesson, I'll show you how to make sure you get the right size for your gift. As a rule of thumb, the contents should take up no more than 1/3 of the diagonal length of the Furoshiki. Check out Module 1: Lesson 1-6 Furoshiki Sizes for Your Gift where you'll find a downloadable "Furoshiki sizes" cheatsheet for your reference.
I have a scarf/bandana/handkerchief at home. Can I use these for practice?
Of course, but you'll need to make sure the size is right for the item you intend to wrap. If it's too small, you won't be able to use al the wrapping techniques presented in the lessons, and if it's too large, it might get in the way.
Do I give the Furoshiki away as part of the gift or do I keep it and reuse it myself?
There are no set rules. If your gift is already nicely wrapped you can use the Furoshiki to just carry the gift to the recipient, and once you gift the item inside, you would take the Furoshiki back home.
For example, you might do this when bringing snack or a bottle of wine to a party.
If, instead, you want to share your passion for Furoshiki with those around you, include it as part of your gift! The receiver will surely appreciate it.
It's entirely up to you.
Can I wash the Furoshiki at home?
It depends on the fabric content. As a basic rule: always check the label if they have one, or ask the shop assistant just to be sure. Generally, Furoshiki that are made of silk, rayon or nylon last longer if dry cleaned, whereas cotton and polyester can be easily cleaned with cold water.
Check out Module 1: Lesson 1-8 How to Wash and Take Care of Your Furoshiki where you'll learn more about maintenance. You'll also have a downloadable guide for "Furoshiki Types and Their Maintenance" which you can print and keep for reference.
How can I use Furoshiki to live an eco friendly lifestyle?
A single Furoshiki has almost endless uses. If you're looking to reduce the amount of plastic you use, the Furoshiki is easily turned into fashionable tote bag, picnic sheet, or used to store various items.
Of course, when it comes to gift wrapping, you eliminate the need for paper, tape and other materials that will end up being thrown away.
My hope is that by learning how to wrap with Furoshiki, you'll find your own ways of creatively incorporating it into your lifestyle.
When does the course start and finish?
The course is already available online and starts whenever you're ready! You can access it after you enroll, for as long as you keep your Teachable account. It's a completely self-paced course and you are in charge of your learning times.
How much does it take to complete the course?
Each lesson will take about 5-10 minutes. Pace yourself in a way that you can practice in between lessons, but essentially you are in charge of how much time you want to dedicate to each lesson/module.
How long do I have to access the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you'll have unlimited access to this course and any future updates, for as long as you keep your Teachable account. You'll be able to learn on any devices that are connected to the Internet and support browsing.
What if I'm unhappy with the course? Is there a money back guarantee?
The course is backed by 30 days money back guarantee. Simply contact me at [email protected] within 30 days from your purchase date and if not happy with the course, you'll be refunded the amount paid. No questions asked.