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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 April 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218944
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 210x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £12.99
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Modern Kogin


Simple & stylish sashiko embroidery projects by Boutique-Sha

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Book Description

25 adorable and easy kogin embroidery projects to make in bright and modern colour schemes designed for contemporary life.

Discover the art of kogin, a style of traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery with modern appeal. 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. Colourful photos offer step-by-step instruction for learning this simple counted thread embroidery technique. Beginners will discover how to prepare the thread and fabric, how to read kogin charts, and how to make the basic straight stitches that comprise kogin motifs.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, try your hand at one of the 25 adorable and easy projects included in the book. Featuring bright and modern colour schemes, these accessories are designed for contemporary life. You’ll find an assortment of pretty brooches, barrettes and hair ties, pouches and coin purses, framed samplers, pincushions, and ornaments, plus potholders, coasters, and place mats for the home. Once you start stitching, we guarantee you won’t be able to stop!

Table of Contents

Butterfly Brooches
Square Brooches
Scarf Pins
Circle & Oval Brooches
Geometric Patter Barrettes
Button Hair Ties
Memento Box
Kogin Hoop Art
Coffee Bean Sampler
Floral Sampler
Holiday Ornaments
Elegant Ornaments
Snowflake Pin Cushion
Argyle Pin Cushion
House Coasters
Pot Holder
Square Coasters
Framed Brooches
Classic Coin Purse
Gusset Pouch
Zippered Pouches
Multipurpose Pouch
Kogin Purse

Tools & Materials
Getting Started
Stitching Kogin
Sample Project

Project Instructions

About the Author

About Boutique-Sha

Boutique-Sha is a leading craft and lifestyle publisher in Japan, with hundreds of mooks (magazine-books) translated into English.



Kogin is a traditional Japanese style of embroidery which gives a unique and stylish effect to any project. Traditionally used to repair holes in clothing, it has now been brought up to date and used as decoration.

The projects and designs in Modern Kogin are divine. There are samplers, hair clips and ornaments. Each one beautiful. Whether they are given as gifts or made to adorn your home, they will add interest and colour.

The instructions have diagrams, charts and templates where necessary to make each project a joy to complete.

Simple and contemporary, the patterns are easy to follow. Many projects are small, so will be completed in an afternoon. The techniques can be used to make and decorate other ideas you may have.

Filled with inspiring ideas, every embroiderer will love this craft.

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