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Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using the basic running stitch to create a patterned background. The geometric patterns include straight or curved lines of stitching arranged in a repeating pattern. The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework.
Sashiko threads are made from fine strands of pure cotton firmly twisted together to create a soft matt thread.
Kogin is a traditional Japanese counted thread embroidey technique worked with running stitches in cotton thread worked from side to side on evenweave cotton or linen, counting over even or uneven numbers of threads to create the pattern, a little bit like darning.
Kogin Threads are made of superior quality 100% cotton in Japan. Kogin threads are ideal for kogin work but can also be used for candlewicking patchwork quilting and sashiko.