Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese art of folding cloth to serve a variety of functions. This video might just get you going with imaginative fabric tricks.
Starting with a simple square of cloth, Furoshiki allows you to turn it into everything from a simple bag to a wine carrier. The following video was taken in a well-known Furoshiki shop in Japan. Although the video doesn't cover a wide variety of Furoshiki projects, it does an excellent job showing how to create a simple bag and some handy variations of it. If you've never seen Furoshiki or found penciled diagrams to be less than intuitive, this video should make your next attempt a little easier.
If you're a devotee of the cloth-folding magic of Furoshiki, we'd love to hear about the handy things you've made with it.