Klema’s Introduction to Bunka Punch Embroidery
Lorna & Stuart Robinson, under the ‘Klema’ name, started importing the Japanese range of Bunka Punch Embroidery Kits in August 1992, along with the yarn and accessories. As they became familiar with the product they saw the potential for the Australian Flora and Fauna designs and started working on producing these into a similar format, as this gave the designs realism. In the beginning, with the product being so unknown, they felt that a small sample design would be a great way to introduce folk to the product, hence the Greeting cards were introduced to go with the class activity.
As you can see we have a fresh and exciting new web site.
Our old site got hacked and stopped working. So we have built a new and exciting site.
As well there are some new features including a forum area where you can share ideas with us and with each other.
We are building an events calendar (classes and shows) and a few other special things.
Please browse and explore, all our existing customers will receive an invitation to join the site and newcomers will be welcomed.
Enjoy the site and keep coming back.
Thank you for your support and encouragment.
Lorna and the Klema Team.
What is Bunka Punch Embroidery?
The word ‘Bunka’ means culture in Japanese. Bunka Punch Embroidery had its origin in Japan in the 1930’s with its intended principles borrowed from the European form of Punch Embroidery (now more commonly known as ‘Russian’ or 'European' embroidery – with many companies putting their own spin on it.) It differs from other forms of embroidery, with the project being worked from the front of the fabric rather than from behind. So the work can be seen at all times and you are not working "blind".