'Kogin Tree' pattern

'Kogin Tree' pattern


New in stock, this is the popular Kogin Tree pattern, designed by Iehasa Yamahata and published by kogin.net. #kogintree  Due to ongoing issues with Japan Post during the current emergency, it has become difficult to order this direct from Japan, so I made a bulk order for my customers. I'm delighted to have it - at last!


The main pattern is on a thick single folded sheet of A1 paper, and is approximately 430 threads high x 330 threads wide. The accompanying colour sheet gives three different versions stitched on with different fabrics and threads -


  • on Olympus 18 count fabric and with their kogin threads (shown in red) it is worked on a 60 x 90cm piece of fabric and needs six 18m thread skeins.
  • on traditional kogin fabric from Tsukiya needlework shop in Hirosaki, Japan, it is slightly elongated (traditional kogin cloth has more warp than weft threads) and needs approx. 55m of their thread.
  • on slightly finer Tsugaru Kobo linen fabric (natural), it needs four skeins of 20m sashiko thread. The nearest equivalent to this outside Japan would probably be 25count embroidery evenweave fabric.

For 20 count Olympus kogin linen fabric, the tree will cover approx. 21 1/in high x 16 1/2in wide, so a half metre piece would be large enough.

Each motif is stitched separately. The chart is drawn in the same style as in 'The Ultimate Kogin Collection', so the graph lines on the chart represent the fabric thread and the central foundation line of each motif is indicated by shading.

There is a full colour gallery sheet showing the design stitched in different colours and fabrics, and you will probably find more examples to inspire you on the internet.

Brief instructions (in Japanese) are included. I recommend using the Google Translate app on your phone to 'read' the Japanese text.

Patterns will be mailed in board backed envelopes to prevent creasing.


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