Olympus 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.
Egyptian Cotton – Length: 20 yards/skein – 6 strands variegated
What is Kogin Stitching? Kogin (photos in Product Gallery ) stitching is a type of Sashiko. It is stitched with the heavier Kogin Sashiko cotton thread to increase the ‘fat rice grain’ effect of each stitch, but the designs are made by counting and passing over multiple threads in the fabric. This means the stitch lengths are not equal in length, and that the spaces between the stitches may also vary. However the stitching is still done by crossing the fabric from edge to edge in horizontal or vertical lines to build the design. More (or even most) of the fabric will be covered with Kogin stitching, making it a good choice for strengthening areas of cloth getting hardware, like shirt cuffs and yoke areas. The example shows two stitched bands which will have a more complex Kogin design stitched between them.