Another reliable source from where I have purchased bunka is Sandy's Lace and Trims. Sandy sells at miniature shows, as well as by mail-order. The address is:
Viola recommended these two sources:
There is a source for bunka on the Web. Bunka Embroidery by Mary has bunka embroidery kits and Mary sells the plain cord. Mary's phone number and address is on her web page. I understand that Mary is a very sweet person, and is very willing to answer questions.
From the Heart Miniatures has bunka. Roz, who lives in Toronto, is also willing to barter for bunka. She has approximately 200 colors, including metallics (silver, grey, gold, copper, bronze, and black/grey). She will match colors by numbers, or you can send a sample for her to match.
Grandpa's Doll House is great Canadian source for bunka.
Ph - 519-782-7770 toll free 1-888-717-4791
email Liz at email@example.com
Connie's Crafts, Gifts, and Miniatures in Florida, carries bunka. For information, e-mail Connie Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org. I haven't ordered bunka from Connie, but I was very pleased with the service when I ordered other things from her.
Rayline Engerprises is an Australian importer of bunka, who does
both wholesale and retail by mail order. The address is:
Bunka Punch Embroidery from
Klema is another Australian source for bunka. This small business
in Brisbane has a range of 'Australiana' picture kits (full scale) and
carries a full range of the 'Bunka' yarns. E-mail
Stuart or Lorna Robinson for
International House of Bunka Inc
is another Canadian importer of
bunka. They carry Tokyo Bunka from Japan, Kazari Bunka from the
USA, Matsuhato brand kits, BEI kits, and manufacture their our own designs
called the HOBI designer kits. The address is:
For information, contact Kathy Haney at email@example.com. Kathy has done Bunka for twenty years. She is one of a select few Master's of this craft.
BorderLineArt specializes in Punchneedle Bunka Embroidery, and not only offers kits (for full-scale projects), but the bunka thread in 2-meter skeins, if you don't want to purchase the full 5 or 6 meter skeins. (The longer skeins are available as well.) You can also obtain thread charts (with snips of cord, not just a printed card) from two different manufacturers of bunka cord. 300 colors of bunka cord, including metallic and varigated, are available. For information, e-mail Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kazari West is both a retail and wholesale source of bunka cord and the supplies to do bunka embroidery. This company is located in Southern California, and is run by a mother and daughter team. They carry a few bunka miniature rug kits! For information, contact Sharon at email@example.com.
Bunka With Flair
s North America's largest designer and manufacturer of Bunka Embroidery
kits and accessories. Rae, the owner, informed me that the cord is available
in about 400 different colors. The toll-free number is 1-888-340-2444.
The mailing address is:
Celestial Creations is based in New York, and carries many colors of Bunka thread. Paypal can be used for ordering. For more information, contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Mae's Miniatures is an authorized dealer for YLI. She carries
YLI brand bunka in all the colors, as well as YLI 2mm silk ribbon.
She sells at shows, and her address is:
For information, contact Ms. Mae at email@example.com.
Ginny's Bunka, is a new site based in New Zealand, which carries Kao brand bunka.
Send e-mail to me at nyssa at kuoi.asui.uidaho.edu