Fabric Wrapping Badge

(Discover the Home)

By Suzanne and Beth Vicory

 
Preschool:  Do 3 requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.* Learn what a wrapping cloth is and what it is used for.  Look at pictures of several samples.
_____ 2.*  Wrap something using a wrapping cloth.
 
Level 1:  Do 4 requirements including the two starred.
____ 1.*  Do Preschool requirements 1 & 2.  Wrap two items in two different wrapping styles.
____ 2.*Learn what furoshiki is and how to pronounce it.
 
Level 2:  Do 5 requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*  Do Level 1 requirements 1 & 2.  Wrap five items in five different wrapping styles.
_____ 2.* Learn about bojagi and how it differs from furoshiki
 
Level 3:  Do 6 requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.* Do Level 2 requirements 1 & 2.  Wrap eight items in eight different wrapping styles.
_____ 2.*Learn the history of furoshiki and bojagi.  Where did it begin; why did it decline in popularity; and why is it returning?
 
 Level 4:  Do 7 requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Do Level 3  requirements 1 & 2.  Wrap ten items in ten different wrapping styles.
_____ 2.*Learn what Chogak bo and subo are, and make a small one of each

Level 5: Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Level 4 requirements 1 & 2.Wrap 12 items in 12 different wrapping styles.
_____ 2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 
Optional Requirements:
 
_____ 3.  What were the original furoshiki fabrics made from and what the traditional measurement of furoshiki are.
_____ 4.  Make your own furoshiki wraps using repurposed fabrics
_____ 5.  Watch a video demonstrating different wraps
_____ 6.  Earn a badge from the following list:  Japanese or Korean culture; Up cycling; Textile Art; or environmental badges.
_____ 7.  Make a list of different fabric “gifts” you could repurpose for cloth wrapping, to wrap holiday or birthday gifts. (Example: a silk scarf in mom’s favorite color to wrap mom’s new novel)
_____ 8.  Go paperless for your next gift giving occasion. Teach your family how to fabric wrap and skip the giftwrap this Christmas or on your next birthday.
_____ 9.  Make a comparison chart showing the financial benefit of choosing furoshiki over wrapping paper. 
_____ 10.  Using a piece of plan fabric, decorate it using embroidery, paint, fabric pens etc. to create your own wrapping cloth and wrap something in it.