Gearing up for CHA

CHA starts this weekend, and all anyone unfamiliar with the event needs to know is that it’s the biggest annual get-together in the craft world calendar. Industry professionals gather for new products launches, peeks at new lines, workshops, education and so much more. Sure, there’s a fair amount of chit chat and socializing, making connections, meeting new people and finding old friends, but my over-riding memory of the show is the oohs and aahs I hear over fabulous creations on display which have been made by design teams and professional crafters.

Today I’m sharing a peek at some of the creations that will be on display in the Fiskars booth (booth #1000 – stop by and say hello if you’re attending).


Here are my humble offerings – a large crochet rug made with yarn cut from yards and yards of jersey knit. Thank goodness for GREAT scissors! I had to cut 20 yards of fabric into strips and then crochet it into a rug! Whilst this project takes a while to make, it’s worth it!

My second project is a set of map cushions, made using google map images and printed on to fabric by Spoonflower. Can you guess which cities might appear on these cushions?


Here’s a beautiful collage of work created by Smitha Katti for the booth. What can I say? She is a true artist! I can’t wait to see these things in person.smitha collageI can’t complete this post without giving this fox a special mention. Created by Stephenie Hamen, this mixed media canvas is going to be fawned over for sure – I can almost hear the oohs and aahs already!

Steph's fox

For a more in-depth peek at the Fiskars CHA inspiration, here’s the Fiskars Pinterest board that links to all of the projects.

Whether you’re attending CHA in person or simply living it through the world of social media, be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page for live updates, fun and giveaways in celebration of a good time!

3 thoughts on “Gearing up for CHA

  1. Oh the rug is so fun and I love those pillows that you made! The booth is going to look so colorful and pretty. I wish I was going but I do not think I have the energy to attend this year. I just got done with an amazing two day work shop with Prima and that has worn me out. Maybe next year! :0) Happy CHA to you and rest those tired toes when you can!

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