Trend Spotting Report: March 2011

Reported by Simone Collins

Current trends of the month in fashion, design, and pop culture often determine the hottest trends in craft as well whether it is new products or projects. This is your monthly report of the hottest trends spotted online.

Nautical/Sailor Theme
Nautical seems to be all the rage in fashion as well as craft. I anticipate as the warmer weather is beginning to roll in that we will see more and more stripes, gold buttons, and anchors.

1. 108_9438, 2. Anchor Tote, 3. The boat, 4. Ahoy there! Nautical Cupcakes, 5. nautical 002, 6. Vintage Nautical Red and White Stripped Short Sleeved Sweater, 7. Nautical Party Stickers + Cupcake Toppers, 8. Hickory Squid, 9. Nautical Hairclip 

This is one of the hottest trends in fashion and interior design these days, so it is no surprise that it was also popular at CHA Winter in January. As we reported, Petaloo has gorgeous lace trims and embellishments, the Greeting Farms booth farm had cute cards with lace, and Prima had all kinds of inkable lace trims for all kinds of projects. Whether it is paper lace, crocheted, or even macraméd, lace is a trend that is popping up everywhere  and crafters can’t get enough of it.

1. Red Riding Hood Papercut 🙂, 2. ♥ colors, 3. Paper Lace Boxes, 4. Vintage lace Valentine Collection, 5. Pink posies, 6. macrame bracelet, 7. 3 Dresses, 8. White Crocheted Lace Choker, 9. Damask and Lace

This trend has been hot for as long as I can remember. In fact, I remember making silhouettes in kindergarten as a Mother’s Day gift. It is as hot today as it was back in the late 70s. Companies like Anna Griffin, Jenni Bowlin, and Hambly Screen Prints offer a variety of crafting supplies that feature this popular trend. Plus there are so many great tutorials online for making fabric silhouettes, using photoshop to create silhouettes, creating silhouettes with just photos and paper, and using tracing paper to create botanical art.

1. Silhouette Wood Coasters, 2. cupcake stand for a wedding down under, 3. Florence, 4. Silhouette Ring, 5. Armed Embroidery Necklace, 6. Bird Silhouette on a cherry blossom branch, 7. girl silhouette-6-med, 8. Bunny Rabbit Craft Free Downloads, 9. City tote bag

See you next month!

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2 Responses to Trend Spotting Report: March 2011

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    construction_julie March 25, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Great trendspotting. Lace is everywhere. I have a few fashion pics and am writing an article for my blog about how it’s made its way to the craft/DIY world.

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    Barbra Otten March 29, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    I’ll be thrilled to see some nautical themed crafting supplies. Talk about making you feel like summer.