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Bunka Embroidery
Manufacturer, Importer and Distributor of Bunka Embroidery Kits


Welcome to BunkaCraft

The Canadian designer and manufacturer of quality Bunka Embroidery and Hand Embroidery Kits and Patterns.

Manufacturer of BunkaCraft Brand kits, Thread Painting Panels and Specialty Yarns.

Importer of Authentic Tokyo Bunka kits and supplies. Quality fabrics and needlework tools.


Please note, due to delays in Bunka Yarn production, some items may be out of stock.  Currently, we are waiting for some colours to be produced in Japan. In the meantime, we are working on beautiful new designs and products for you to enjoy.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to returning to normal as soon as possible.

Offering :


Accessories:  Punch needles, brushes, Bunka Yarn ( thread ), plus much more...     

Featured - BunkaCraft Kit BC-M1357  Peony & Butterfly  Size 3 (12x16 )  Formerly Matsuhato M1357, This kit now includes new, numbered Bunka Yarns.

Bunka Embroidery

Also known as Bunka Shishu, Japanese Punch Embroidery and Thread Painting, 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:  BunkaCraft Teach Yourself Kit including Online Videos. 

BCTY-1 Japanese Magnolia



Charming new BunkaCraft kits, designed to be embellished with Bunka yarns, embroidery floss and sparkling new metallic threads.  



Beautiful new Bunka Yarn ( thread ) is in production



Matsuhato kits are being produced with new Bunka Yarns. 

A large selection of Matsuhato Canvas Only patterns are now available.


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 info@bunkacraft.com or call 519-641-2187 to be added to our confidential or published lists.  We recognize certification of all CBEA and most ABEA Instructors. 


Important Disclaimer

BunkaCraft, currently does not offer Bunka kits or supplies on other Internet selling sites.  

It has come to my attention that my kit descriptions are being used on Websites where the sellers do not openly identify themselves.   Please don't be confused by this.  It is not BunkaCraft.  


Manufacturer & Importer of Authentic Japanese Bunka Embroidery



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