Learning about cloth and thread 14 (Daruma hard type)

◆Learning about cloth and thread 13 (Daruma hard type)
It's been a week. The fourth cloth check is DARUMA's Kogin cloth (hard type). The Zweigart Coke from the previous article was a fabric that was easy to use as long as you didn't have to choose the thread and were careful about the thickness. I heard that Daruma's Koginfu also comes in a soft type, but I first learned about it when I looked at their website. The survey is conducted using hard type .
*Alphabets in the fabric name and numbers in the thread name are changed for convenience.

◆DARUMA Kogin cloth (hard type) basic information
⚪︎Material Hemp

⚪︎Number of stitches per 1㎠ (vertical: horizontal) 7:9
⚪︎Purchasing store: Handicraft store, Daruma Online Shop
⚪︎Purchase date: Around 2020 (described considering the possibility of differences depending on the lot)
⚪︎Please contact the manufacturer for product information such as available colors and prices.

(At a glance, the cloth looks like this.)

◆Impressions of Daruma Koginfu (hard type) (according to Satonobo research)
⚪︎Contains a lot of glue▶️As the warp threads slip when lifted (flicked) with the needle, the feel of the needle will vary greatly depending on the needle you use, so you will need to devise a different method of stitching.

⚪︎The cloth is hard▶️It seems that careful threading is required to soften the kogin thread into the grain of the cloth.

⚪︎The entire cloth moves on the surface▶︎It seems to have a clear compatibility with the thread

The photo below was taken with a macro lens. You can see that the threads are cracked as shown in the yellow circle, but I wasn't careful enough to break both the warp and weft threads. It's mostly because I'm not used to this fabric myself and have problems with my arms, but I think it's best for beginners to take it slow.
Looking at the manufacturer's shop, it appears that they only sell cut cloth at the moment. I feel that this kogin cloth is friendly to those who are not used to it, as there is a sticker that shows the direction of the cloth, and there is also instructions on how to stitch on the included paper. (3/8, some corrections and additions were made)

◆I want to try embroidering on Daruma Koginfu (hard type) again! Recommended yarn from Satonobo
 This is my impression of using the same kogin needle with needle movement. Please understand that my skill level will affect the appearance and impressions.

⚪︎5. Tsugaru Kogin thread from Tsugaru Kobosha
Stitching comfort : Thread passes smoothly
Appearance : Even the eye area is plump.
Impressions : It had a similar impression to Daruma's Kogin thread, but it was smoother and the thread didn't wear out, and I felt the strength of the thread (core) more than the appearance of the thread itself.

⚪︎6.1chi® Kogin thread
Stitching comfort : Sashiko progresses smoothly due to the tension of the thread that does not lose to the tension of the fabric.
Appearance : Casual atmosphere with no turbulence of threads.

Thoughts : Highly recommended. I didn't feel any discomfort during the injection.

⚪︎8.Handwork fan hand-dyed kogin thread
Stitching comfort : Moderately rough feeling when the thread passes through, making threading easy.
Appearance : It does not become thinner and has the same texture as the usual handwork fans.
Impressions : It is similar to 1chi®'s Kogin thread, but I feel that this one has a better balance between the size of the holes in the fabric and the thickness of the thread.

⚪︎9.koginbank Kogin thread stitching comfort : Moderate friction allows sashiko to proceed smoothly
Appearance : Koginbank's yarn-like style is expressed as is.
Impressions : The tension of the fabric and the uniqueness of the thread are well balanced, and I was surprised at how well they go together! It was a combination of.

⚪︎Other thoughts
DARUMA's hard type kogin cloth felt the most glue on the surface of the kogin cloths studied this time. Because it has a strong adhesive feel, you need to be careful not to slip the needle tip when advancing the first stitch, and it seems to put more stress on your fingers than other fabrics when advancing the needle, but (choosing a kogin needle) It seems like it will become easier to stab the needle each time you find a trick. I have never used it much because it only sells cut cloth, but now that I have
learned that there is a soft type, I was curious about how it is different.

Kit that can be enjoyed with Daruma Kogin cloth (hard type)
▶️Koginzashi Kit 7
(Kogin thread is a kogin thread made by handwork fans. We have confirmed the stitching comfort, so please enjoy it with confidence.)

◆The next fabric will be Kogin Duel from Tsugaru Kobosha.


This is a fabric that I use regularly, so I'm looking forward to learning about its compatibility again.

▶️Materials research blog


◆About the compatibility of cloth and thread
As I touched on in Understanding Cloth and Thread 3 , sensibilities vary from person to person, and of course, preferences also vary from person to person. Regarding compatibility, I am writing this with the intention of conveying that the stitching comfort varies depending on the combination of cloth and thread. One of the reasons for conducting this survey is that I feel that it is a waste to distance yourself from a cloth or thread based on your first impression. The purpose of the survey is to learn about the positives, not the negatives.

◆Regarding the survey content
This information is for those who enjoy Koginzashi on their own, and was researched by Satonobo using materials he kept at home. Please note that depending on the storage environment, there may be a discrepancy in the count or weight of the fabric you have. Also, unauthorized use of photos is prohibited. I hope you have a fun Kogin time.