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april, 2022

26apr6:30 pm9:00 pmKogin hand embroidery workshopAn introduction to the Japanese art of "Kogin" hand embroidery with Rob Jones

Event Details

Kogin embroidery is a type of Sashiko, originating in the Northern part of Japan, in Aomori prefecture and is a type of counted thread work. It is stitched on a open weave fabric traditionally with white stitches against a dark background (meant to resemble snow on the ground). It works beautifully in colour too! It is stitched from side to side typically over an uneven number of threads with stitch sizes of one, three or five in length to make up geometric, symmetrical patterns.

The name “Kogin” derives from the Japanese word “koginu”, “ko” being “small” and ginu meaning “wear”, the name of a long Japanese jacket, which was often decorated with this technique.

In this class you will learn:

• How to form the three basic length stitches and count threads

• Where to start and how to neatly tidy your starting and ending threads on the back of your piece

• The rights and wrongs turning corners, crossing lines and intersections

• Starting with a number of small patterns to get used to the stitching you will then work on a larger, more involved pattern using a template provided

• Information will be provided about how to make your own designs

The tutor will bring examples of their work as well as a number of reference books should anyone wish to continue their practice at home.

Rob Jones is a textiles designer who takes his inspiration from Japanese textiles disciplines including sashiko, boro, shibori and katagami stenciling. Rob works with indigo and a selection of natural plant dyes and works out of a studio under an old railway arch in Hackney. He regularly teaches Japanese textile techniques at Fabrications.

Class Size: 6 students

TIME: 6:30 – 9pm

Class Includes: All materials are provided.

PRICE: £55

How To Book: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE

Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)


Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Event Area Sanitized
Other Health Guidelines Each participant will have your own work area, hand santiser and the relevant tools and materials for the workshop. PLEASE INFORM US IMMEDIATELY if you or a member of your household develop Covid-19 related symptoms (this will not affect your ability to re book)


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Rob JonesLondon-based Romor Designs was formed in the autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural

Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.