When someone sees a Bunka Embroidery picture being created by an experienced stitcher, it looks like it would be easy to do.
When explaining this to my students, I compare learning this art work to playing the piano. We all want to get to the music. However, if we do the scales, it strengthens our fingers, and makes the finished piece flow so much better. The same is true of Bunka Embroidery. Stitching on the Sampler, is like playing scales. It makes one a better stitcher when the techniques are practiced properly first, before taking on a challenging piece or picture!
Over the years, the knowledge of different techniques, makes every stitcher's picture look very professional.