So far there are only a few differences between the two. I am learning a lot and this is a fun process. I decided instead of having 2 punches going at the same time I would work on the same design with both techniques. Differences so far….
- Threads. The Bunka thread is a stretchy thread that is woven together and you have to gently pull to untwist the thread. Regular Embroidery floss you divide into 3 groups and use 2 ply.
- Thread again, you don’t cut the thread off the spool or card into lengths as regular embroidery.
- The hooping. Bunka is used on a wooden frame that the design is tacked to while Needlepunch is in a hoop. As I don’t have a frame it will be a hoop. This is the design I will be working with. Till tomorrow.