Saturday, March 23

Handmade Trend Report Part 1

Well, I'm back from the trade fair and it was just as exciting/tiring as last year! With ca. 314 international exhibitors and hundreds of visitors it was a hive of activity. All types of craft continue to be hugely popular, with sewing topping the popularity list for the first time. Since I own a  fabric shoppe this is fabulous news for me, obviously! Also, there's an increase in young people (ages 12 - 14) who are becoming interested in taking up a craft as a hobby. All in all, very good news for anyone working in this industry.

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Hallo Mädels, bin wieder von der Stoffemesse zurück. Wie immer war es spannend und anstrengend zugleich! Mit ca. 314 internationalen Ausstellern und hunderten von Fachbesuchern ging es recht geschäftig zu. Handarbeit liegt weiterhin im Trend. Immer jüngere Menschen (12 - 14 J) begeistern sich für's Nähen, Stricken, Häkeln und Basteln. Ein Trend der für jeden, der in der Branche tätig, nur zu begrüßen ist!
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As I was walking down the various aisles I snapped some images with my digicam. I don't want to overwhelm you with photos, so this is Part 1. I will post the fashion show in Part 2 next week.
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Achtung, es folgt eine Bilderflut (daher Teil 1). Die Modenschau zeige ich nächste Woche in Teil 2.


This tent greeted me at the entrance. It is made from handknitted squares.
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Dieses Zelt stand am Eingang. Es wurde aus handgestrickten Quadraten gefertigt.


Turquoise/Red Quilt // Türkis-Roter Quilt




Owls are as popular as ever // Eulen sind nach wie vor sehr beliebt


colourful crystal beads // Kristallperlen zur Schmuckherstellung

Knits // Gestricktes


Patchwork & sewing // Genähtes


more knits & fabrics // gestrickt u. genäht

...and I saw Maya, the Bee ;-)

...und die Biene Maja war dort auch anzutreffen ;-)


Good for you, if you've made it this far :) Anyway, the fashion show I went to was really exciting, better than last year in my opinion. Stay tuned for that next week!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Glückwunsch, wenn ihr es bis hierhin geschafft habt :) Die Modenschau fand ich dieses Jahr interessanter als letztes...und nächste Woche zeige ich Euch ein paar Fotos!
Habt ein wunderschönes Wochenende!

23 comments:

  1. Wow that tent looks amazing. I can't believe they knitted all those squares. Definitely dedication. It's nice to hear that people are becoming more interested in handmade items. I just feel it's nice to move away from factory-made products for a while.

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  2. What a fun show! That tent had to take forever to make! And I love the owl pillows. I'm glad to hear they're still popular :)

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  3. Man, that tent must have taken a lot of people and a lot of time!

    I really like the ottoman poofs in one of the photos, too. Glad to know this year's trade show had good news for you!

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  4. What beautiful finds! In love with that tent!
    Found you via Etsy's Blog Team:)
    www.toddah.net

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  5. I love the tent and the bumblebee...and everything inbetween.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  6. Duni, This looks so fun! I love all the goodies shown, particularly the fashions! I love seeing young people get into crafting and of course that is wonderful for your business. Have a great weekend! Val

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  7. Looks like loads of fun! Lots of ideas here! I bet it spurred your creativity!

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  8. Wow, bestimmt seeehr interessant!! Und auch wenn ich nicht mehr sticke, ich liebe die Muster und Motive von acufactum. Also ich kann mir vorstellen, du hast eine Menge mitgenommen! ;-)
    LG
    Claudia

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  9. Everything looks amazing !! The tent nad Maya are my favourite one

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  10. Great pics. Looks like a great place to be. So inspirational.

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  11. Looks like an amazing event. I love that tepee, the colors and textures add a lot to the design. I look forward to next weeks set of photos.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  12. What an amazing preview! I can't even imagine how inspiring it is to be there. I look forward to hearing about more of your experience.

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  13. What an inspiring post!! Love the beads and the colors and all the fabric creations! Thank you!

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  14. so many wonderful things to see there

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  15. What beautiful handmade goodness you saw! I'm glad you had a good time.

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  16. Hallo Duni

    Was für tolle Fotos!
    Liebe Grüße Miriam

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  17. Liebe Duni,
    oh wie schön.
    da gab es bestimmt sehr viel zum Staunen, Bewundern und Schauen...
    Toll. Aber auch anstrengend, nicht wahr?
    Lieben Gruß von
    Claudia

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  18. oh this looks like so much fun Duni! I would love to have a look around this one!!

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  19. I like Maya the Bee and the hand-knit teepee, but I didn't like the turquoise and red quilt---blech. Well, maybe it is just me, but I didn't care for that combination. I hope it was better in person. :P

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  20. Tolle Eindrücke!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen guten Start in eine wunderschöne Osterwoche!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße Claudia ♥

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  21. So many creative ideas! Wish I was closer so I could go with you!

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  22. Looks like a lot of fun! Beautiful textiles! One year I'll get a sewing machine and try some sewing... {:-D

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  23. Hi Duni! I'm catching up with your posts again haha

    I've never been to a textile trade fair. I may not be into arts and crafts but I love appreciating all those beautiful fabric and handmade items. The crochet or knitted tent is amazing! The owl cross stitched is so cute.

    I'm reading your succeeding posts and I'm looking forward on your new projects. I'm sure you are more inspired now.

    Have a great week!

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