Koginzashi using the head

◆Think carefully before stitching I am not good at drawing designs, so I almost never draw them up before I start stitching, and I don't particularly recommend drawing them in workshops. My stance is that if you can improve your understanding by drawing a pattern, you should do so. It's OK if it suits you.
Instead of drawing a design, I make sure to think carefully before making the design. In most cases, the reason for drawing a design is ``When I write it, it gets into my head,'' so I changed the idea of ​​``getting into my head'' to an approach that suits me. If you're the type of person who gets into your head when you write, I think it's a good idea to write about it, and if you're the type of person who gets in your head when you look at it, you should definitely look at it, and do it in a way that suits you. I always hope I can enjoy it.


◆Find the smallest unit of the pattern, find the structural units of the pattern, and disassemble them.As you stitch modoko (basic patterns), you will begin to understand the image of the pattern that is typical of Kogin-zashi . Even if you don't use all of them, I feel it's important to use a number of modoko (basic patterns) to get a sense of the atmosphere . Once Modoko comes to mind, even vaguely, when you see a slightly larger pattern in a pattern book, you start to think, ``Maybe this pattern is a combination of this Modoko and this Modoko?'' and start sewing it. let's see! When you think about it, you will be able to stitch while following the pattern and thinking in your head, ``I'm in this position of the pattern, so I should make that movement.'' I wonder if I can enjoy this fun (which I enjoy very much).


◆Enjoy it in a way that suits you You may have come across the phrase ``Let's draw the design before you start stitching'' in pattern collections or Kogin-zashi workshops. I believe this is because the person teaching me discovered the charm of Koginzashi through that method and is sharing the information with me. If you try writing and it suits you, I think it's a good idea to keep writing, and if you don't think there's anything positive to write about, then you don't have to. Anyway, let's have fun!