Comparison of Koginzashi materials started

◆It's not about good or bad, it's about compatibility

As of 2022, there are many choices of cloth and thread for kogin embroidery, and those who have just started kogin embroidery are often confused by their choices. At the workshop, I bring a variety of fabrics and threads and tell them about their compatibility and preferences, but thanks to the presence of very enthusiastic people who enjoy the workshop and kits, I try to compare and understand them again. I decided to start.

◆The choice of materials has increased When I started kogin embroidery, I went to a craft store and bought ``Congress'', ``kogin thread'', and ``kogin needle'' that were written in a book for beginners. At the time, handicraft shops in Yokohama didn't have a lot of options; the fabrics were from Lucian or Olympus, and the thread and needles were from Olympus. I used to enjoy making kogin-zashi without even thinking that there were other ingredients, but I gradually learned that there are many different options, and over the past few years I've been very happy to see that the number of options has increased. I think that this rich choice of options is one of the reasons why it is difficult for beginners, especially those who are self-taught like me, to get off to a good start.

Currently, I have over a dozen types of cloth, some called kogin cloth, some that are not called kogin cloth, but seem to be usable, and several types of kogin thread. This year, I would like to set aside a research day once a week to investigate.

I would like to have fun and be of some help to those who have had a chance to participate in workshops or kits.