As I attend different craft and hobby related shows and conferences, I see that vintage, steampunk and grunge seem to be sticking around for a while. Last Fall, at the Houston Quilt Market mid-century modern vintage fabric queen Melodie Miller was always the hot spot on the show floor and vintage themed booths were the choice of Parson Grey, Sew Liberated and other top name designers.
When I attended Maker Faire last year the ‘Steampunk’ movement was everywhere. I attributed the Steampunk craze to the new hot trend of upcycling and recycling and using objects for purposes other than they were originally intended — something that Maker Faire really seems to showcase well.
Now as I wrap up my attendance of the Craft and Hobby Association Conference, I thought I’d share some of the vintage merchandising I saw at the show — gorgeous, just gorgeous.
Enjoy these pictures and I’ll be back soon with some trend observations that will explain why I went to the CHA conference in the first place.