Taken from Stitches Ahead August, 2011
Thought for the day - A smile never costs anything, but can bring great returns!
Handy Hint - After unravelling a section of yarn off the spool, we suggest hooking the ‘cord’ (unravelled section) back into the spool. This will help to keep the yarn ‘under control’ and if the spool should drop to the floor, it is easy to retrieve without having to get up and pick it up! Another advantage, once you have finished with the colour, it is just a matter of winding the excess loosely around the spool, so it will be ready for use next time round. (If you hook the unravelled section into the spool, you will find that the yarn will move on the spool, and overstretch this section, so it will not be able to be used effectively next time around.
Taken from Stitches Ahead September, 2012
We now have over 100 designs in the Australian Range, with some more lovely designs in the pipeline. (Most of the designs are on the Web)
Remember that we actually manufacture the Aussie Range here, so there should be no waiting for orders to be fulfilled.
You would like a different coloured background? Let us know and for a small surcharge this can normally be done within a couple of weeks.
Have a pile of yarn not used, but would like one of our designs, you can request Fabric only, which comes along with the paperwork that goes with the design.
Run short of a colour? - we stock the full range - just let us know the number!
Until next time - take some time out and relax with a new Bunka Design!!
It seems the year is already flying! I trust you have had an enjoyable Christmas Season, and that you are looking forward to this year and all that might be achieved.
Although back, I will be working mornings, most days, for this month. Wednesday 25th being an exception when I will have a workshop at 1 p.m. In the meantime, if anyone wants a class or top-up or help, please feel free to contact us, as things are a little quieter, I will have time for one on one, where needed.
Watch out for our new design to be released this month - A909 Kingfisher, which is set in front of a tropical waterfall.
I will be in touch again, soon
Enjoy the day, and relax with some Bunka!
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".