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What’s New in Craft: Granny Squares

Although they’ve been around since colonial times, granny squares are new again! We explore modern applications of the granny square on unique items such as home decor, hair accessories, and sweaters.

Halloween Trends for 2021

We take a look at creative trends to expect this Halloween, including felt garlands, larger-than-life, contemporary harvest, warm metals, tapestries, earthly pastels, primary hues as accents, dried wilted flowers, witch hats, knitted pumpkins, apothecary, cyanotype and Halloween jewelry & accessories.

What’s New in Craft: Pressed Flowers

Pressing fresh flowers to preserve their beauty is a timeless craft practiced all over the world. In our latest trends post, we’re exploring modern applications of pressed flowers. Let’s take a look!

What’s New in Craft: Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes, a print made by placing objects like leaves and flowers on sensitive paper or fabric, have been around for a long time (around 150 years, in fact). What’s new is the interesting ways artists and crafts people are using this medium. We explore applications of Cyanotype in textiles, embroidery and mixed media print making in this What’s New in Craft.

What’s New in Craft: Decorative Collars

Crochet and knit collars are trending right now as a fun way to accessorize your outfit or use up spare materials. We round up some designs and patterns in this edition of What’s New in Craft.

What’s New in Craft: Market Bags

Open, airy market and tote bags are a spring and summer trend we have been seeing a lot of lately. Here’s a roundup of where you can find a stylish crochet or macrame bag, or learn to make your own.

What’s New in Craft: Embroidery on Knitting

Have you ever thought about embroidering your knits? Embroidered knits is a craft trend we are seeing everywhere. Here’s a roundup of where you can learn to do it, or buy a finished piece.

What’s New in Craft: Making Your Own Sandals

Have you ever thought about making your own pair of custom shoes? Sandal making is the latest craft trend we are seeing everywhere. Here’s a roundup of where you can learn the craft of shoe and sandal making.

Pandemic Year Drives Popularity of Hand Sewing

Hand sewing has seen an upsurge this year. The craft world has welcomed new books, online classes, kits, and more, all focused on the age-old tradition of pulling a needle and thread through cloth with our fingers, one stitch at a time.

Valentine’s Trends for 2021

Valentine’s Day 2021 will be a little different from the norm, with social distancing in place and many kids still not participating in classroom events. We take a look at creative trends to expect this Valentine’s Day.

Craft Industry Trends for 2021

2020 was a year we’ll never forget. As we think about the year ahead, one thing seems clear: everyone is wondering what’s next. Here are our predictions for what 2021 has in store for the craft industry.

Halloween Trends for 2020

Halloween in 2020 will certainly be a bit unusual, with social distancing in place and face masks part of kids’ costumes. We take a look at creative trends to expect this Halloween.

Are Craft Catalogs Still Relevant? 4 Companies Weigh In

Many craft companies have stopped sending out catalogs in an effort to cut costs and due to environmental concerns, but others are ramping up this print strategy and including DIY inspirational content that reaches people directly in their homes.

Show Report: QuiltCon 2020

QuiltCon 2020 featured new leadership, engaging speakers, vendors, and the best of modern quilting. Read our show recap for a vendor and quilt show trend report, interviews with new MQG leaders, information about future QuiltCon events, and more.

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