Koginzashi embroidery web magazine from Japan

how to stitch

Kogin and Hishi-zashi make a stitch through the needle from between the warp thread of the cloth and the weft yarn. Basically these many rhombus motifs have symmetry patterns on the top and bottom, right and left, so we start stitching the central horizontal row (first step) called Metate, then completed the upper half motif, and the lower half. The first row to be stitched is called Metate, and we stitches are stacked with this one step as a reference, so if you make a mistake at the first row, the whole pattern will be misaligned. When we make larger motifs, we require more attention.


When moving up the row and turning needle and stitching, leave the thread loose a little at the turning point.After finishing sewing that row, adjust the whole threading while loosely threading it, adjust the volume of the stitch evenly. When handling of a needle, the thread is pulled strongly immediately after pulling out the needle and so the beautiful volume of the stitch does not appear on the surface. In this case, you make “Itokoki” that is effective for beautiful stitchings .