"Kogin is a traditional Japanese embroidery technique that hails from the great sashiko traditions of northern Japan, but unlike sashiko, is a counted thread technique. With running stitches in white cotton thread on dark indigo cloth, kogin is said to resemble snow scattered on the ground. It is stitched from side to side, counting over mostly uneven numbers of threads: one, three, five, and, very occasionally, seven. Long stitches, avoided on the front of the cloth, may be present on the back, resulting in fabric almost three times its original thickness, trapping air for warmth.”
As you can appreciate Kogin is a slow stitch technique that takes many hours and days to create a very delicate design in a tiny space.
A) Dark Blue Denim Handbag-Tote: Upcycled denim with a Kogin applique embroidery with blue and gold threads colors. Size: 13"H x 14" w. 15" straps approx. Cotton lining with one interior pocket. Handmade.
B) Blue Cotton Pouch: Sashiko embroidery and Kogin applique embroidery with red thread. Size: 4" H x 7.5 W approx. Cotton lining. Handmade.
C) Light Blue Denim Handbag-tote: Upcycled denim. Japanese embroidery ( Kogin), vegan leather straps. 6 different blue threads. Sashiko printing lining. One internal and one outside pocket. Size: 13.5" x 19" approx. Handmade.
D) Blue Kogin Denim Handbag-Tote: Kogin embroidery at the front and Upcycled denim with a pocket at the backside of the tote. Size: 10.5" x 12" x 2.5 approx. White Thread. Handmade.