Craft Trends 2014 - Craft Styles
Craft Styles 2014
Craft Trends 2014
Michaels Reveals Top Craft Trends For 2014
"Our trend team travels the globe and takes cues from the worlds of fashion, home decor and art to find new themes that will excite and inspire our customers," said Michaels Vice President, Trend and Design Idalia Farrajota. "For 2014, we see both a nostalgic look back and bold individuality among our top trends." The Michaels trend team has identified these top three craft trends for 2014:
Handwriting: The art of handwriting reappears in DIY projects as crafters turn off the electronic devices and put pen to paper for handmade notes, invitations and greeting cards. Calligraphy adds an elegant touch for more formal occasions. Handwritten pages also can embellish lamp shades, furniture, decoupage boxes and frames or other projects to add a touch of old-world charm.
Patterns: What's old is new when it comes to patterns, including stripes, polka dots and floral prints. Polka dots are modernized with colorful pops of metallic against organic or neutral surfaces, while the iconic sweet romance of floral remains nostalgic with cabbage roses, delicate pinks and white, full blooms and natural arrangements. Bold stripes rule in 2014 with a twist - white on color. Tools like stencils, decoupage and paint daubers make it easy to create the patterns on any home decor or other craft project.
Raw: Blank, unfinished surfaces and materials such as birch wood, cork, burlap, canvas and wood are becoming a project staple. Crafters are toning down the embellishments to create simple and sophisticated projects incorporating materials in their natural state. The raw trend is as limitless as the imagination and appears in home decor, gifting, entertaining, celebrations and more.
The Nautical trend sailed into the mainstream and dropped anchor for an extended stay. Look for everything seaworthy including anchors and seashells, dolphins and whales, seagulls and seahorses, sailboats and surfboards, flip flops, coral, mermaids and more.
The Writting's On The Wall...
And the pillows, frames, jewelry, t-shirts and everything else...The trend of using letters, words and quotes shows no sign of slowing down.
Brushed metal accents.
Chalkboard signs, colorful chalkboard paints, eraseable chalkboard paints, pre-cut chalkboard banner panels - the trend is still going strong.
Denim and Chambray
Pops of Color
Tie dyed ( subtle, not multi-colored)
Appliques (florals, pom poms, jewels, studs)
Bangles, rings and necklaces with small dangly charms
Pieces that can be worn multiple ways
Scaled down sizes
Focus on quality
Blackend silver with gold accents
"Brass knuckle"multi-finger rings
Black and White
Pantone Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid
(see also Color Trends 2014)
Trends from Paperworld - Messe Frankfurt 2014/15
Exceptional Style : Modern and elegant incorporating a touch of extravagance and masculine charm.
Formal Taste : Top quality and handicrafts skills are supplemented by perfect clarity.
Modern View : Feminine, creative and romantic.
Wire accessories (birdcages)
Chevron is still trendy.
Greek Key pattern
Mixing contemporary with traditional
Aged and distressed surfaces
Robots still trendy
Looking ahead ... dinosaur skeletons and antlers are surfacing in home decor - just saying.
Made in the USA products.
Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2. Even though the holiday directly follows Halloween, it is a separate holiday.
Motifs are colorful, featuring painted skulls with bright floral and fantasy designs, also whimsical skeletons.
Oversized - Big stitches, chunky, think "big".
Fan gear has become fashionable - mix it up and mix it in. Clothing, accessories, pet apparel, home decor, etc.
Items that are globally responsible, earth friendly, fair trade.
Lace, glitter, metallic, etc. Yes, cat ears are trendy.
Everything old is new again.
Renewed, re-used, re-purposed.
Flea market finds.
Vintage and antique styles.
As reported last year in our "Christmas Trends" : They're back - Florals and decor under glass, the upscale cousin of the terrarium is trending.Showcasing an heirloom or keepsake, memorabilia, miniatures and more.
Floral barrettes and combs
Pop art and line drawings are still trendy in fashion and design. Dot/pixilated graphics.
Emerald green combined with Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid and jewel tones, or Emerald green with turquoise and orange.
Red, silver white.
Everyday decor elements used as Christmas tree ornaments: Lanterns, a tray holding decor items, musical instruments, clocks.
Rustic design and materials stylized with glam design and materials. Or is it the other way around?
Choose your embellishments and your style, then let your imagination take your jeans and jackets to the next level.
Rips and Tears
Doodles (words and drawings)
Patches - Not on the knees, we mean emblem type.
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