I couldn't resist these gorgeous zip pouches featuring the Japanese stitching technique of kogin. Kits contain everything you need in 2 colourways. The instructions are in Japanese but the diagrams are excellent. A confident beginner stitcher will achieve a successful result.
Kogin is an ancient embroidery technique originating from Aomori, Japan. Traditionally, a cotton thread was embroidered on a hemp or linen fabric to make peasant's garments more resistant to cold climates. Over time, particular kogin designs became specific to a particular area and the technique developed into an art form.
Today you can make kogin with linen or cotton fabrics and colourful cotton threads. Kogin can be used to decorate dining cloths, accessories, pouches and bags.