Sunday, June 8, 2014

Needlequest - Kogin 8 June


The Needlequest topic for June is "line", as a design element.  I’ve decided to work on a kogin project - the lines create the design.  Kogin is a Japanese stitching technique, so I've been wanting to learn more about it.  My first attempt at kogin was a small needlebook (see it here).  Now I am starting a bag.
 
 
My book is in Japanese, but luckily I am able to follow the pattern, without reading.
 
The first couple of rows were difficult to put in correctly, but now that I have several rows in, it’s easier to see the mistakes before I go too far because the design is emerging.


To find out more about kogin, including kogin patterns and projects, check out Caro-Rose Creations.  To find out more about Needlequest, check out Sew in Love.

4 comments:

  1. It will be nice to follow your progress on the bag. Do you stitch from behind, and do you use a ring thimble with a 'spoon'? I found the method difficult and my project is now a UFO, sigh!

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    1. All I know about kogin is what I've read on a few blogs and what I can see in pictures, since I can't read the Japanese in my book. So that means I don't know much! I don't know about the ring thimble. When I started, I was doing a "scoop" kind of stitch, staying on top, but that wasn't working well. Now I am taking the needle up and down on each stitch. It's slow, but is working.

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  2. A fantastic new project.
    An interesting stitching-technique.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  3. Coming along well! Good for you.=)

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