I have been asked to design and teach an advanced class in Kogin Embroidery. I have been thinking about this for a while and have decided to use the odd count Kogin Patterns. The reason for this is that this count gives a lot more scope for design and there is a large bank of traditional patterns available in the form of images of clothing in museums. These are in the form of jackets and trousers that were made using hemp fabric and cotton yarn.
There are numerous designs and from different pieces I have taken bits to come up with my design. I liked this central motive.
Aslo this diagonal background design.
I am also looking at including this design as side panels alongside the main design. I have also seen this design used in Chinese stitching.
At this point I have started to chart the central panel, although I haven't finished as yet. There is a lot of work in this one.
I am still thinking about the possibility of using different coloured threads or if I will just use one colour. It would be easier to stitch in a number of colours as the runs across the fabric would be shorter making the counting more manageable.
This one is going to join my WIPW projects.