Brother Int’l Tops Trends in Crafting for 2014

If you love quilting and fabric crafts, chances are your artistic interests might also include other crafts, too, so we thought you’d enjoy a sneak-peek at some of the trends unveiled recently at the Craft & Hobby Association’s  2014 Winter trade show…

BrotherScanCutFabricWhile fabrics aren’t quite the main focus of this show, there’s always some cross-over of trends that are worth considering, and we congratulate our friends at Brother International for taking First Place in CHA’s Hot 20 Awards! Brother’s new ScanNCut machine is a revolutionary new home and hobby cutting machine with the convenience of a 300 DPI built-in scanner.  It stands alone, so you don’t have to hook it up to your computer. It cuts fabric beautifully, along with paper, vinyl and other things!  In fact, the die-cutting category in general proved to be one of the top trends.  Other areas of creative interest include:

  • Airbrushing and airbrushed effects – found on everything from T-shirts to wall art to cake tops!
  • Chalkboard Art, which leads to chalky effects, giving an “instant vintage'” effect for home decorating.  NEW AGED MUSLINS provide the look, without the chalky mess!
  • Handwriting
  • Raw Materials & Textures: Cork, Burlap, Canvas, Wood