help is always welcomed by us vintage gals - and I am sure we can use help to send our packages wrapped the vintage way ~ although, I don't find these intructions very clear. taken from a vintage hint book
HOW TO TIE UP A BROWN PAPER PARCEL
it is always useful to be able to tie up a brown paper parcel neatly, and yet there
are many who do not know how to do this.
Stand the box or article in the
middle of the paper, bringing the two edges together so that they overlap on top
of the box and then neatly turn in the ends so a pointed flap, which is folded
up. Then tie round the string, most difficult part of the work.
The best and
easiest way is to fold the string double, and lay it on the table with the box
on top of it. Then slip the two loose ends of the strig through the loop, draw
this loop up on top of the box and turn the ends to right and left. now take
them round and tie on the other side