Kogin sampler


This running stitch exploration on Beyond TAST by SharonB has been interesting.
I have seen images of Sashiko, Kogin and Swedish weaving on the internet, the idea of working on them was always in the future. By using the scope given by this challenge, stitch samplers have been started.
Sashiko
This style is explored on ready to use table cloth with seven cross stitch panels. The work done during this week. The work in progress on a panel.
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Moving on to the next panel and completing it.
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This is the last panel, which was started earlier.
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With this, Sashiko work on this table cloth was completed.
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The idea of doing a Sashiko embroidery sampler is put aside for the time being. Hubby’s shirt seems like an ideal choice to explore this stitch further!
Kogin
Though it is still hard to work on this loose weave towel, slowly ideas for exploring the pattern have started emerging. Initially I started with the drawn charts.
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Yesterday’s work-
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Pattern changes happened by slightly increasing or decreasing the length of the stitches.
This sampler can be worked whenever possible after this month. I am not keeping a time frame.
Swedish Weaving
Though a huck embroidery towel is available, I decided to start this sampler on matti cloth for now. I enjoy working on this sampler.
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I started with looking at the charts, then started drawing them on paper. I love this embroidery.
Beyond TAST is great. I am happy about starting the embroidery samplers.These samplers will still be worked but at a slow pace from now on.

It has been my dream to work samplers of various embroideries. This Beyond TAST challenge, can be made use of for this purpose. The idea is to incorporate these two activities together. It is a long term project, but I need to take the first step now. This week was spent continuing the projects which were started last week.
Sashiko
This is taking up more time than expected. These things are also part of the learning process. The third panel-
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This panel took more time because of the mistakes, which needed to be rectified.
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The pattern moved fast, so it was quite peaceful to work on this panel.
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Kogin sampler
It is still hard on eyes to work on this loose weave towel. The progress on this sampler is not bound by this challenge. The eyes need to rest periodically after working the sampler. It is growing very slowly.
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I am yet to ease up.
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Instead of rectifying the mistake, which will damage the fabric, I‘ll leave it as it is.
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This part of the sampler seems fine, eyes getting tired, will stop and pick it up tomorrow.
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The sampler so far
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Swedish weaving
After browsing the Swedish weaving last week, I did not follow it up with drawing charts. Once the charting of the designs start, it will help in understanding the rhythm of stitches, then it is possible to start the sampler. I am thinking of working the stitches on matti cloth.