My latest Korean patchwork project is a traditional wrapping cloth.
These are used to wrap gifts or family heirlooms. Fancy ones are used for special occasions like weddings, but even for everyday, people often carry things tied up in fabric. This one is made of silk.
To use, lay the item on the inner fabric. Here is our treasured Magic Tree House book : ) (Actually, it’s the first thing I grabbed that was about the right size for this cloth. Cloths come in many sizes.)
Fold in the sides.
Fold up the end (kind of like a fajita).
Fold down the corner with the tie last.
The tie goes through the heart.
Finished and ready for presentation.
This little accent on the tie is called “kee ro gee” which is Korean for wild goose. Of course, I had to draw a picture for my teacher to show her what flying geese are.
Here are my fabrics for my next project – a pillow. Again, it’s made from traditional colours – very bright.