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We are thrilled to announce that our latest book is now available.
Our newest book, Contemporary Kogin-zashi is truly an example of us following our creative chaos. What started with an internet search for the history of a quilting technique resulted in our last book, Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Perfection and continues with this study of kogin-zashi. We can't wait to share this exploration of kogin with you and see your own interpretation of our project designs. Order your copy today, then keep an eye on our classes page for upcoming kogin workshops so you can be ready to stitch when our book ships!
From our publisher:
Kogin-zashi is an iconic form of sashiko that stands on its own apart from Hitomezashi and Moyouzashi as both functional and breathtakingly beautiful. Based on the concept of filling in the gaps of loosely woven fabric, this Japanese mending and beautifying technique was historically a survival necessity and an act of defiance against the laws of an oppressive governing body that forbade the wearing of textiles made from warmer materials. Detailed photography and step-by-step visual instructions guide readers to create stunning projects using Kogin-zashi stitching. Alongside a robust stitch library, readers will find 10 projects to showcase their work.
- Unwind from the stress of everyday life with the slow, meditative process of forming one stitch at a time that is sashiko
- Master the art of Kogin embroidery, a type of sashiko stitching perfect for embellishing everything from wearables to everyday objects