Carolyn Foley of Caro-Rose-Creations has a special interest in Kogin embroidery — traditional needleweaving of northern Japan. She says,
Since I have started this technique I have found it very hard to find charted patterns. There are some Japanese books that have some of the patterns but nowhere can I find a definitive guide. So I have started on my own quest to collect and chart as many of the designs as I can find.
So far, she has charted and shared six designs, and I hope many more will follow. To learn about this artform and download the free patterns, go to Carolyn’s blog and click “Kogin embroidery patterns” in the right-hand nav bar.
By Denise Felton