Thursday, May 21, 2020

Modern Kogin

Modern Kogin is a tutorial and project guide for Kogin embroidery. Due out 1st June from Zakka Workshop, it's 112 pages and will be available in paperback format.

Kogin embroidery is a Japanese geometric surface woven embroidery, similar to huck weaving and decorative darning. This is a collection of tutorials with patterns for 24 finished projects and numerous stitching diagrams.

The projects are all pictured in color and include attractive and pretty table linens, small soft furnishings, coin purses, and accessories. All of the templates and stitch diagrams as well as construction tutorials are included. The brooches for example, are incredibly appealing and would make a gorgeous addition to hand knitted or sewn apparel or home decor whilst using up the smallest of scraps of evenweave fabric and fibres.

Really appealing book with attractive projects for an underrepresented technique. Lovely!

Five stars. Worthwhile for the fabric crafter's library. It's also very nice to see embroidery techniques outside of cross stitch getting some representation.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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