Learn Japanese Embroidery Kogin: Basics

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Decorate your Mothers Day gifts or special presents with these fun indoor activities

2 x 45 mins Class size 1 to 5 label $65 or 4 payments of $16.25 Afterpay

This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, 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 box 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. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. 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 Mothers Day flowers or bottle of wine.

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

For all the people, I hope this opportunity would be a relaxed and enjoyable time with a hint of creativity and are able to maximize their happy moment in this toughest time.

Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners. School children are welcome too!
What you'll get in your craft box
- KOGIN needle
- Congress cotton even-wave fabric 18c/1 inch (not cross stitch fabric)
size; small 5 X 10cm, large 6.5 X 15cm
- Threads
- Threader
- Leather string
- 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
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week.

Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples 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.

Your teacher
Mari Yamada
Mari Yamada

4.9 (13)

I am from Tsugaru, Aomori, Japan, exactly where Kogin was born and I started learing Kogin when I was a child. So I grew up with many of the traditional art & crafts and those techniques in Aomori naturally. I have been building my skills and knowledge for more than 20 years and have helped sewers, to introduce the traditions overseas and want to connect with you for fun.

Nowadays there are so many new styles of embroidery patterns but used 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…You will find your favourite one from same samples.
I would love to share my Kogin knowledge with all the needlework lovers!

Verified reviews

Suzy Wilson • May 2020

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

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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