This listing is the paperback book "Modern Kogin" by Boutique-sha
Discover the art of kogin, a style of traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery with modern appeal. Historically, kogin was used as a pattern darning technique to reinforce threadbare fabric and add warmth to the clothing worn by farmers in the villages of northern Japan. With dozens of beautiful and simple geometric patterns, kogin embroidery offers fresh inspiration and authentic technique to proponents of the decorative mending movement.
The book's techniques section shows how to choose your threads and fabrics, use kogin thread, how to start and stop your kogin stitching, how to read kogin charts and perform the basic kogin stitch technique.
Instructions for 25 projects are included in the book. Featuring bright and modern color schemes, these accessories are designed for contemporary life. You'll find and assortment of pretty brooches, barrettes and hair ties, pouches and coin purses, framed samplers, pincushions, and ornaments, plus potholders, coasters, and placemats for the home.
These projects are suitable for beginner and more experienced kogin artists. Some sewing experience is required to complete some of the projects however most projects need little to no sewing experience. Construction diagrams are provided showing how to sew and complete projects. The book does not contain any sewing patterns but provides clear instructions and diagrams for the project.
Circle and Oval Brooches
Geometric Pattern Barrettes
Button Hair Ties
Kogin Hoop Art
Coffee Bean Sampler
Snowflake Pin Cushion
Argyle Pin Cushion
Indigo Pot Holder
Classic Coin Purse
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