Welcome to BunkaCraft
The Canadian designer and manufacturer of quality Bunka Embroidery kits.
Each BunkaCraft kit contains: Printed fabric, Rayon Bunka Yarn, Basic Instructions, Colour Picture.
Importer of Authentic Japanese Bunka Embroidery
Distributor for the Tokyo Bunka and Matsuhato companies of Japan
Exclusive Distributor for Svenska YAT Bunka Designs
Production of effective teaching supplies and systems for qualified instructors
We ship world-wide.
Many designs from TOKYO BUNKA, MATSUHATO, BUNKACRAFT and SVENSKA YAT...Accessories including: Punch needles, brushes, Kao Bunka Yarn ( thread ), plus much more...
Featured - BC-501 After the Concert
Also known as Bunka Shishu, Japanese Punch Embroidery and Threadpainting, this art form originated in Japan around the beginning of the last century.
Bunka Embroidery is created by using a unique combination of punch needle and special silk-like rayon thread (yarn). When completed, many pictures resemble delicately shaded paintings. In fact, the needle is held and operates in much the same manner as an artist's brush or pencil. The Bunka artist uses many different stitch techniques in order to achieve the desired effect of depth and interest but unlike other forms of needle art, there are no knots to tie and mistakes are easily corrected.
New: New Tokyo Bunka kit designs. See our "What's New" page.
We only offer 100% Authentic Products made by the Original Companies.
New: BC-N1 Adjustable Punch Needle is now available. Custom made and hand finished for BunkaCraft.
Our instructional DVD is a step by step visual demonstration of the BunkaCraft Level 1 Sampler. The DVD also compliments the book Bunka Embroidery Basics: Stitches and Techniques.
Included are 20 short video lessons. 58 minutes long. See samples of the lessons on our Instruction webpage ( online lessons ).
Use the DVD as an aid to classroom instruction or if a teacher is unavailable.
Qualified Bunka Instructors:
We have requests from students looking for qualified teachers. If you have studied and completed the requirements for certification with a recognized organization and would like to be referred, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-641-2187 to be added to our confidential or published lists. We recognize certification of all CBEA and most ABEA Instructors.
BunkaCraft does not offer Bunka kits or supplies on other Internet selling sites!
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BunkaCraft offers Authentic Japanese kits and supplies exclusively from this Website and through qualified instructors. Inquiries and orders can also be made by email or phone.
Please consider the benefits of purchasing your supplies from reputable sources including recognized and authorized teachers. These are experienced people with a wealth of knowledge to share.