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Kogin Japanese Embroidery Kit

$33.00

Kogin is type of embroidery originating in Japan’s Aomori prefecture.  Originally, designed to add warmth to linen garments during the cold winter months, kogin embroidery differs from sashiko in that the straight stitches are of varying lengths and arranged in symmetrical motifs. All our kogin products are made in and imported from Japan.

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.

Our Kogin Embroidery Set includes one panel, 2 cards of thread, and one set of needles. The instructions are in English and Japanese with good explanations and diagrams. 

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