Olympus Kogin
Traditional Japanese counted stitching
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Click to enlarge What is Kogin?
Kogin is a traditional Japanese stitching technique that was born in Northern area of Japan hundreds years ago. Kogin is one of the Sashiko stitching technique.
The ladies of farmer families stitched with cotton thread in order to retain heat well and to strengthen linen fabric. Furthermore, based on their lifestyle, they have developed a lot of unique designs which are symmetric and combined with a couple of basic patterns. Their basic patterns are so simple but their combinations can create elegant and beautiful designs on the fabric.
The stitching is also simple. It is usually made only in the weft direction of the fabric.
Nowadays, we can have a fun of Needle-play with Kogin-stitching and make an idea for present-day's lifestyle in the world as well as USA.

How to
Kogin Stitch
Stitch with soft and thick cotton threads in the weft direction of the fabric
from the right to the left.


Free patterns


Basic
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Musubi-bana
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Ishi-datami
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Traditional Patterns




Fukube
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Uroko
PDF

Hana-tsunagi
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kacharazu-combination
PDF

Hanako-combination
PDF

Combination Samples


Multi Color Threads
OlympusEmbroidery floss #25 - Spool type for Embroidery, Sashiko and Kogin

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