Learn how to embroider in the Kogin tradition with this easy-to-follow course and kit.
Kogin embroidery comes from the Sashiko tradition in Japan, differing from Sashiko in its incorporation of counted threads.
Learn how to embroider with this method and create intricately detailed patterns on textile with instructor Rob Jones.
What's in the kit?
This kit comes with everything you need to get started right away and includes:
- White or Black Kogin open-weave fabric (approx 20cm x16cm)
- 15m skein black, white or red Kogin thread
- Kogin needle
- Modoko Kogin patterns (typically Tekonako “butterfly”, Neko no managu “Cat’s eye”, Utakogata “Scale pattern”, and Yokko gori “Group of four”
Border patterns (typically Nokogiri no ha “Saw’s teeth”, Gazashi “Moth stitch” and Tate waku “Rising steam”)
Start embroidering using this traditional technique and start creating unique patterns on your textiles.
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Rob Jones is a London-based shibori textiles designer and natural dyer and founder of Romor Designs, formed in 2015.
Shibori is a type of Japanese resist dyeing, which Rob discovered during his time at West Dean College before heading to Japan to study under indigo guru Bryan Whitehead. He now teaches Shibori Techniques for Textiles Artists at West Dean, and frequently shows his work at design exhibitions.