Learn Japanese Embroidery Kogin: Basics

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Decorate your Christmas gifts or special presents with these fun indoor activities



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 5

label $65 (or 4 payments of $16 Afterpay)


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Kogin is one of the greatest Japanese traditional embroidery techniques, which originated over 200 years ago in Tsugaru, Aomori (Northern Japan). This technique is now very popular with existing sewing enthusiasts who are attracted to its beautiful and unique stitching patterns in colourful materials.

In this fun and hands-on live streaming workshop, you will learn KOGIN stitching techniques with choices of colour of thread and make two ornaments which can be used as a bookmark, an ornament decoration on Christmas tree, on Mothers Day flowers or a bottle of wine.

All the materials are imported from Japan so you will get to enjoy an authentic and high-quality experience.

This live online class is intended to be a relaxed and enjoyable time with a hint of creativity, where ypi can maximise your happy moments!


Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners. School children are welcome too!
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • KOGIN needle
  • 3 of fabric strips (cotton even-wave fabric 18c/1 inch)
  • Threads
  • Leather strings
  • Pattern book (will be sent as PDF file one day before the class)
What you'll need
  • Craft scissors to cut thread
  • Iron (preferable)
  • Eye glasses if you need
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher
Mari Yamada
Mari Yamada

4.9 (33)

I am from Tsugaru, Aomori, Japan - the place where Kogin was born. Naturally, I grew up with many of the traditional Aomori art and crafts and began learning Kogin when I was a child.

I have been building my skills and knowledge for more than 20 years and have helped introduce many sewers to these overseas traditions.

Despite all of the new styles of embroidery patterns today, the original Kogin techniques are still being created by needlework lovers in Japan. Its design and texture are well cared for, beautiful, cute, warm, stylish, and modern.

I would love to connect with you for fun and share my Kogin knowledge with all the needlework lovers out there!

Verified reviews

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Susan Mills Nov 2020


I really enjoyed this class so much! I learnt a lot about how to do Kogin and also the history of Kogin. The class was easy to follow. Mari is a great teacher who is knowledgable and patient.

Judy Nutting Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A well paced and relaxing class For a beginner, with sufficient challenge to develop basic skills in this first of two classes. Mari is very helpful and instructions on Zoom are clear And supported by class resources.

Suzy Wilson May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Mari is very patient and very encouraging. She made the class really enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in traditional methods of stitching and decoration

Textiles workshop review by Suzy Wilson

Shani Wong Apr 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Thanks Mari for the class. I got all the required materials in time, via courier. The instructions were clear. And I have thoroughly enjoyed the session
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