Our team attending the Craft & Hobby Association's 2015 Mega Show last weekend in California enjoyed three days of non-stop crafting action. They discovered a bunch of new products hitting the market, reconnected with some familiar faces and made lots of new friends, too.
"Having a chance to meet and get to know the artists and designers who really make up this wonderful industry let you understand how crafts not only give a personal touch, but leave you wanting to join in and experience more," says our Andrea Atwater. "To me, crafting is soothing, healing, brings friends and family together and is just all out creative fun with basically no rules!”
One of the most anticipated events at the annual Mega Show is the unveiling of the year's Hot Product winners, a true celebration of ingeniuty.
"Taking in the colors, textures and original designs; seeing how modern crafters have revived needle arts, revved up DIY home décor and mixed art with craft for mixed media – I wanted to share this positive energy with everyone who thought arts and crafts were passé!" says our Anne Grbic.
Here are the top 8 Hot Products for 2015 in each of their categories:
- Bead & Jewelry
Beadalon: Artistic Wire 3d Bracelet Jig
- Cake & food Decorating
Alumilite: Amazing Remelt
- Fabric & Needle
Fabric Editions: Fabric Elements
Little B: Little B Petal Packs
Fox Chapel Publishing: trend books for kids
- Paint & Art
Lumi: Lumi Photo Printing Kit
Sizzix/Ellison: Sizzix Inksheets
Hazel & Ruby: DIY Décor Tape