Wed like to introduce Carolyn Foley, who is devoted to the Japanese craftwork Kogin-sashi, a particular type of Sashiko stitching.
Kogin-sashi originated more than 200 years ago in a region called Tsugaru (Aomori prefecture, northern Japan).
Farmers in this cold area developed the technique of dense stitching out of necessity to make their hemp garments more durable and warmer. It has been carried on through the generations and has become a craft pursuit.
Carolyn is very happy to share her beautiflu works and Kogin-sashi patterns with all craft lovers, visit her site here