The Soul of Gift Wrapping
Coming Soon: April 2024
Available for pre-order now
The Soul of Gift Wrapping:
Creative Techniques for Expressing Gratitude, Inspired by the Japanese Art of Giving
With a combination of inventive wrapping designs, inspiring personal essays, and step-by-step techniques, The Soul of Gift Wrapping invites readers to transform the act of wrapping into a gratitude practice.
Drawing on the gift-giving traditions of her Japanese heritage, Megumi explores how the act of gifting a thoughtfully wrapped gift can be a creative, caring act for both the giver and the receiver. Using natural, recycled and repurposed materials, she encourages wrapping in a way that nurtures our lives and others, sustaining our collective well being and our environment.
Detailed step-by-step photos teach an artful approach to every aspect of wrapping—including tape-free folding, paper and fabric bows, clever message tags, and ideas for odd-shaped items- guiding readers to create one of a kind gift presentations reflective of one’s own unique, creative expression of gratitude.
ISBN: 978-1-63586-554-7 | Price: $25.00 | On Sale: 4/2/24
"This exquisite book opens up a world of possibilities for turning what can seem like a last-minute chore, wrapping presents, into a meditative, profoundly self-expressive act of connection with those we love."
Contributing Editor, American Craft Magazine
"Megumi Inouye skillfully explains the traditional Japanese art of gift wrapping as a way of showing gratitude. Her thoughtful choices of paper, fabric, found embellishments, and plants are innovative."
Artist and Educator
About the author
"I’ve always wanted to bring a voice to the art of gift wrapping. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share and bring out into the light the stories, emotions, historic context and expressions of gratitude that lie hidden and tucked within the folds of paper and fabric that cover our gifts."
Megumi Inouye is a gift wrapping and packaging artist known for her sustainable wrapping designs and inventive techniques inspired by her Japanese heritage.
She has been featured in American Craft magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo Lifestyle News and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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