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Kogin Needle Set


Set of two high quality kogin embroidery needles.

Kogin, a type of sashiko, was born in Japan's Tsugaru district in the Edo period as a way to embroider fabric with tight stitching to reinforce and keep warm. 

The technique relies on counting an exact number of holes along the cloth, so the needles are long enough to be threaded through the holes in one movement. Stronger and longer than sashiko needles, the eye is wider to match the thicker kogin thread.

Measurements: 1.06 x 65mm 

Daruma kogin needles made in Japan by the Yokota Corporation.

In 1901 Chozaemon Yokota set out to become the maker of the highest quality sewing thread in the world. This 'quality is timeless'  principle is embodied in their threads, cloths and sewing products, distributed widely across Japan.