Kogin thread is perfectly suited to kogin embroidery. It is not shiny, and it makes stitches with a soft and natural quality. By comparison, this thread is thicker and more matte than Daruma sashiko thread.
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 kogin technique was founded in Tsugaru area, Aomori prefecture, during the EDO era.