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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Fabric Elements by Fabric Editions

Reported by Maria del Pinto

CHA Show Hot Product for 2015  | Fabric Editions Launches Fabric Elements with Mixed Media Artist, Rebekah Meier

At the CHA Mega Show 2015 Hot Products event, Fabric Editions launched Fabric Elements mixed media and fiber art kits with mixed media artist Rebekah Meier. (Fabric Elements was later announced as the winner of the Fabric & Needlecrafts category of the 2015 CHA Hot Products awards.)

Meier is well-known for her ability to create beautiful mixed media collages and fiber art pieces.

CHA Show Hot Product for 2015  | Fabric Editions Launches Fabric Elements with Mixed Media Artist, Rebekah Meier
Rebekah Meier

The new line features elements from Meier’s various Fabric Collage techniques. The product line includes embellishments, stencils, tags, printed tissue paper, and lace trim.

Fabric Editions Launches Fabric Elements with Mixed Media Artist, Rebekah Meier

There are also 12 different fat quarters to choose from.

Fabric Editions Launches Fabric Elements with Mixed Media Artist, Rebekah Meier

The Fabric Elements collection includes three kits that are very reasonably priced at $16.99 each.

Fabric Elements Kits by Rebekah Meiers

Meiers’ darling projects really show the potential of her new product line:

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image courtesy of Fabric Editions.
Fabric Elements Kits by Rebekah Meiers (photo provided by fabric editions)
image courtesy of Fabric Editions.

Fans of Rebekah Meier’s techniques  and mixed media will be able to enjoy this product line and the various choices available to them at craft stores soon. Meier is also due to release a technique book that can be used with the various elements of the product line.

We would love to hear your thoughts on this new line, just leave us a comment below!

CHA Mega Show 2015 | True Stories by Shimelle Laine [Video]

Reported by Maria del Pinto

Shimelle True Stories Paper Collection

Let’s take a close-up look at the “True Stories Paper Line” designed by Shimelle Laine for American Crafts, which was unveiled at the CHA Mega Show 2015! The collection will ship to stores in April 2015.

True Stories paper packs are available in 6×6 size as well as the traditional 12×12 size.

Shimelle True Stories Papers 2

For comparison, the layout above is from Shimelle’s first collection. In the tradition of other American Crafts brand designers such as Amy Tangerine and Maggie Holmes, you can see that the new line will coordinate beautifully with the previous one.

Shimelle debuted a range of new papers in the new line, including some great die cut papers that have tabs so that they can folded to create fun cards and home decor pieces.  She also released some new collections of stickers (like the ones below) and more of her popular cork stickers from the first release. Shimelle even added a wood veneer line that compliments all the papers and can be used for crafting projects too.

The sticker book below contains elements that are designed to be layered, so each sticker can be built upon to create a fun project piece.

Shimelle True Stories Small Sticker Book

The new line also contains new 4×4 cards that can be cut down, along with phrase stamps, darling little wooden buttons, multi-color Thickers with complementing alphabets, and several other cool items. The True Stories line is inspired by daydreams, where little things can make a difference, like a child dreaming of rockets.  Shimelle also included some overlays that can enhance a scrapbook page.

To get more of an idea of the inspiration and the darling papers in this line, watch the video below:

I loved all the cute papers and accessories that Shimelle had on display. I think my favorite element of the line is the tag set, because everything can be layered to create a unique tag.

I would love to hear what our readers think about this line! Leave a comment below!

CHA Mega Show 2015 | Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show

The Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show is always a big draw at the CHA Mega Show. It takes place right on the CHA show floor, in a part of the Lion Brand Yarn booth, and is hosted by Vanna White.

Vanna was introduced this year by Lion Brand CEO David Blumenthal, before the show began.

Vanna White Lion Brand

This year’s show was themed “You Can Do It!” and showcased items that were from easy to intermediate difficulty, and based on square and rectangle shapes for easy of construction.

Lion Brand Fashion Show

A total of a half dozen models strolled the catwalk in two half hour long shows for the CHA Mega Show 2015 crowd.

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Let’s take a closer look at a few of the featured outfits in the show! All of the patterns can be downloaded for free from LionBrand.com. The pattern numbers and yarns are provided in the photo captions for reference.

Lion Brand Fashion Show 2015
#L40633 Knit Easy with 8 skeins Homespun (poncho), #L40548 Knit Intermediate with 1 ball of Zaps (hat), #L40685 Crochet Easy with 1 ball of Vanna’s Choice & 1 pkg of Vanna’s Palettes (gloves).
Lion Brand Fashion Show
#L40519 Knit Intermediate with 1 ball of Vanna’s Glamour & 8 balls of Modern Baby (tunic), #L40582 Knit Easy with 3 balls of Gold Leaf (cowl)
Lion Brand Fashion Show
#L40712 Knit Easy with 4 balls of Textures (tunic), #L40707 Crochet Easy with 10 balls of Textures (afghan).
Lion Brand Fashion Show
#L40600 Knit Intermediate with 16 balls of Vanna’s Choice
Lion Brand Fashion Show
#L40726 Knit Easy+ with 6 balls of Vanna’s Complement (poncho), #L40741 Crochet Easy with 1 ball of Macaroni (cowl)
Lion Brand Fashion Show
#L40601 Crochet Intermediate with 10 balls of Vanna’s Glamour (slip on), #L40036 Knit Beginner with 2 balls of Vanna’s Glamour (turban)
Lion Brand Fashion Show
L40659 Knit Intermediate with 10 balls of Modern Baby (pullover), #L32091 Crochet Easy with 1 package of bonbons (wristers), #L20245C Knit Easy with 1 package of bonbons (scarf).
Lion Brand Fashion Show
#L40686 Knit Intermediate with 4 balls of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (sweater), #L40698 Craft Beginner with 2 skeins of Quickie (cowl), #L40440 Knit Intermediate with 1 ball of Vanna’s Choice Baby, 11 balls of Vanna’s Choice , 6 balls of Unique (afghan)

Has the Lion Brand fashion show inspired you to create? What do you want to make?