Daruma Kogin Embroidery Booklet
Kogin embroidery features geometric patterns worked on evenweave fabrics over an odd thread count, usually 1, 3 or 5. It originated in the north of Japan, women stitched onto clothes made from linen and hemp to reinforce them and to create layers to provide warmth. Originally white cotton thread was used on indigo dyed cloth. Different patterns became popular in different areas and over time kogin embroidery has evolved from a necessity to an art form.
This lovely booklet contains several kogin patterns including scales, stripes, triangles and polka dots which can be used on a variety of products such as brooches, bags, coasters and pouches.
Please note that all the text is in Japanese but with some previous knowledge of kogin techniques, the patterns can be followed.
The booklet is A5 size and has 28 pages.