If you ask three different people who went to the Craft and Hobby Association Trade show what trends they saw forming you would likely get three different answers. Partly because different people are drawn to different craft forms and partly because the show floor is HUGE and there is no possible way to remember every thing you saw. Having said all of that, here are some trends I saw. Fiber arts are BIG! Think embroidery, felting, “painting” with […]
Part of the fun of going to CHA is trying to spot new emerging trends. One trend I spotted coming out of the CHA Mega Show this year has to do with needle arts. I’ve done some looking around since I’ve been home as well and I’m pretty sure all sorts of needle arts will be a big upcoming trend. Or a re-newed trend for those of us who’ve been in love with needlework for a long time. By needle […]
Last year at CHA Summer (2010), it seemed like every booth had a banner or pennants. This year, I noted a new trend- dresses!Paper dresses, button dresses, polymer clay covered dresses, dresses embellished with scrapbooking supplies, even aprons made with paper- you name it! The majority of booths had some kind ofÂ gussied-up mannequin. Here are a few of the ones I saw: This bridal gown was covered- not with pearls, as it seems, but with Perfect Pearl Pens- even […]
While I’m away at BlogHer 10 and hanging out at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia offices, papercrafts specialist and dear friend Lisa Falduto has her report of trends at CHA. Enjoy! Flowers, flowers everywhere!Â That was a constant theme as I walked the trade show floor at the Craft and Hobby Trade show this past week in Rosemont, Ill.Â It is almost safe to say that I saw some type of flower in every booth at the show!Â I love […]
Remember last January when I told you the big, new trend was jewelry? (Read that post here.) Well, honey, I hate to say I told you so….but….guess what I saw at Target last week?? Yup! There it is! I noticed waaaaay fewer rubber stamps things of that nature, and this display was about 6 ft. wide. Now, this is what I saw in Fairview, Ohio…so what do you see at YOUR Target Store?