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Kraftband Ecology Association

Simple & Fun Crafts for even the absolute beginner.

Craftband is strong and durable so it's perfect for weaving baskets, and totes. No matter your age, with a few tools that you probably already have, it's easy and fun to paper weave.
 

Over 100 weaving techniques!

Paper weaving is derived from the traditional Japanese craft of weaving Bamboo, which had over 100 ways to weave. For our Instructor Course Program we've chosen a select number of weaving patterns from the countless patterns to apply in our course. Even if you've never crafted with Craftband before, our program is designed to be fun while learning.

  Start your creative journey  


Full Color Instruction

Make the required projects from the instant download textbook.
The method for each project is shown and explained in detail.  

Learn at Your Own Pace

Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
No need to be tied down to attend a class at a certain time and location.

Put Your Certificate to Use

Once you have complete the course, you can work as an Instructor
as well as hold class in your own home!

 

KEA Instructor Certification Program

Beginner Course  Learn the foundation and basics of paper weaving technics.

Textbook $100 
(Materials not included)

You will have fun learning the basics while making baskets, décor, and accessories. We have carefully selected 16 projects that even a beginner should have no trouble with.

Intermediate Course Learn popular techniques of paper weaving,
Textbook $100 
(Materials not included)
You will learn 13 projects; Chase Weave, Square knots, Diagonal Square Knots, Ajiro (Herringbone) Weave, Skip Weave, Lobster Tails, Twining, and more.

Advanced Course Learn  complex techniques of paper weaving.
Textbook $100 
(Materials not included)
You will learn 15 projects; Square Knots, Reversible Knots, Yoroi Weave, Macramé, Flower Knots, Hexagonal Weave, Hex-Flower Weave and more.



KEA Practical Skill Course

The only Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) approved course on Craftbands in Japan. Even beginners can work on it with guidance.
The course can be taken while working.

Please contact us for more information.

 

Course Process

 

* Upon application acceptance, Kagocraft will send you the textbook via Email. Any necessary materials to complete the projects can be purchased in store at KAGOCRAFT or via Kagocraf's online shop. 

* The course begins as soon as the textbook in received. The suggested timeline is 6 months to complete the project, each course. Should you have any questions or problems while working on the required projects, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help you! 

*Instructor(S) will review the submitted projects, and will provide feedback as necessary. If all summitted projects are acceptable, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. If any projects are rejected, they will need to be remade and submitted again. 

 

Why KEA?

There is a reason why KEA is chosen by our members. While there are many programs that teach Craftband handicrafts, paper weaving, KEA is the only one in Japan that has been certified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Membership comprises over 4,500 members active in Japan, USA, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, UK, and Indonesia.

 

About KEA

KEA aims to cultivate instructors with the knowledge of Craftband and associated handicrafts - hobbies that are valuable, rooted in tradition, and friendly to Japan’s global environment. Our goal is to spread and promote craft production technology in the world.

 

In 2013, the KraftBand Ecology Association (KEA) was established, and created its own systematic curriculum.

 

Within our curriculum, our instructors-to-be create actual projects, and we carry out correspondence education so that they can acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful. We are developing a business that impartially and accurately certifies instructors who have a wide variety of production abilities, skills, and knowledge so that they can articulately convey them to many people.