Kraftband Ecology Association
Simple & Fun Crafts for even the absolute beginner.
Over 100 weaving techniques!
Start your creative journey
Full Color Instruction
Learn at Your Own PaceLearn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
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.|
|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,|
(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.|
(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.
* 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.
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.
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.