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CHA Consumer Craft SuperShow: Photos From the Floor

At the CHA Consumer SuperShow, while we were busy showing people some of the best crafting supplies and meeting both new and long-time readers of Craft Critique, consumers were walking the show making some great purchases and projects:

There were products in every realm of crafting, and many booths had make-and-take projects that exposed crafters to new products and techniques. Here’s a glance at some of the great products and projects from the show, like a wall of ribbon…

The Zentangle booth had a great demonstration, books, and this life-sized Zentangled man:

The Art Bar had a great make-and-take project for consumers who wanted to try their hand at painting, inking and bedazzling a plain wooden bracelet:

They also had a demonstration of decoupage techniques on a very large giraffe in their booth; it was interesting to see the process up close:

Clover Needle Craft Inc gave everyone a chance to play with their Pom Pom Maker:

DCWV was showcasing Digital Scrapbooking software and people were getting a hands-on demonstration:

There was some unique packaging from some of the retailers, like these Crafty Ribbon Cocktails:

Felting is increasing in popularity, and it was evident by the size of the crowd that surrounded their project table where people were making this heart:

At the Plaid Booth, people were using one of the most popular adhesives in crafting, Mod Podge, to collage plates:

Janome showcased great projects and tons of different machines for all sorts of crafting projects:

The CHA Consumer SuperShow was not only a great place to shop, but also a fantastic place to get some hands-on crafting experiences. With such a variety to choose from, people interested in all genre of crafts were happy.

So did you see anything you liked in our coverage of the CHA Consumer SuperShow? Let us know what productrs you want to know more about… we’ll put them on our ‘must review’ list!

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9 Responses to CHA Consumer Craft SuperShow: Photos From the Floor

  1. kathleen ferris January 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    I am looking at a Janome for paper crafting, and I would love a review of their models or a recommendation of the best one for exclusively papercrafting. Thank you!

  2. Janine January 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    The giraffe is cool!! Love the wall of ribbon–cool display (drool). Will have to check out the Janome machines—still looking for a simple model a beginner like me could handle. There was a review on here a while back—actually I think it was a couple of different reviews—on one of the Janome models but I don’t think they make it anymore (?). Could only find a couple of listings on ebay and I’m not about to buy a machine on ebay.
    Would like to see the new binder device by We R Memory Keepers (think it’s by them… right now I can’t remember). Thanks for posting the photos!! Hope you’re having a wonderful time!!

  3. Linda McClain January 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    Wow, thanks for such great coverage – love the pix!!! I think I especially like the ribbon cocktail display, how clever. But, the products I might be most interested in might be the Janome machines. Do tell more. If we already have a sewing machine, do we still need one of these? Inquiring minds need to know. 😉

  4. Julie (Joypup on SCS) January 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I am very curious about felting — how is that being used both in the 3D and 2D crafting world? Where do we get products to do it, and what books are out there to help us learn, if there is no one in our area teaching it?
    Thanks!

  5. Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug January 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    YEA for felting!!!

  6. Jennifer January 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    i had lots of fun at CHA and was very excited to see you there. i wish i could have talked with you all more, but your booth was CROWDED! and the Handmade Pavillion was packed too! i was a bit disappointed with the lack of variety at the show (most of the booths were focused on paper crafts), but my husband and i spent the whole day on the floor on Saturday, and i bought a LOT of stuff, so i’m not too disappointed! 🙂 it looks like the trade portion is a lot more fun and has more variety than the consumer show, but i am very glad that they opened it up to us buyers!

  7. Matildy Jane Designs January 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Love the job you’re doing! I would love to see a review on ANY of the new Tim Holtz products. They look pretty amazing but would really like an impartial observation before I take the plunge and buy them all!

  8. SheilStew February 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Am interested in feedback on the consumer part of the CHA show – I am tenatively planning to go to the one in Chicago this summer, but need advice on whether it is worth it. I’m a scrapbooker, so paper crafts are good for me. Was there a lot for the average person to buy? I will be frustrated if I find something i like then cant’ purchse it.

  9. SheilStew February 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Am interested in feedback on the consumer part of the CHA show – I am tenatively planning to go to the one in Chicago this summer, but need advice on whether it is worth it. I’m a scrapbooker, so paper crafts are good for me. Was there a lot for the average person to buy? I will be frustrated if I find something i like then cant’ purchse it.