It is coming to the end of term so working on assignments with my grand daughter on her home schooling takes up a lot of my time and has taken over most of my space. (Maths has changed a lot since I was at school and she is far better than me at Japanese.)
I am stitching a new Kogin piece for next years class. My computer with the drawing program got replaced with a new computer for Monique and I have nothing to draw those types of designs on. The drawing program I have does great vector drawings but doesn't print a grid. I might just have to learn how to use illustrator, which is super expensive.
So it is back to the graph paper but I still find stitch and see just as good. I am using an old design but am adapting it to fit the fabric I have. Allana used the same design in it's original form on one of the bags she stitched.
My version is similar but my space is smaller.
A lot of trail and error, then reverse sewing. But I think I have got it now. I'm sure this is how the old people did this work. They didn't have computer programs or even graph paper to work out their designs. It might have been easier to just cut a larger piece of fabric!