Trends by definition are techniques, motifs, colors, and supplies that grow in popularity over time versus a fad, which comes and goes in a blink of an eye. There are trends that are standing the test of time and should be taken into consideration when you are crafting, making gifts, selling your crafts, or shopping for product.
When reading trends reports it sometimes feels like I’m reading a foreign language, but there are some popular terms that all trend reports include. It does help if you understand what the trend report is really telling you.
Classic: a trend that has withstood the test of time like little black dresses, hearts, knitting
Fad: interest followed for a brief period of time with exaggerated zeal
Hue: name of the pure color
In: a popular trend or fad
Lifestyle: a general view of society’s habits, opinions, beliefs, and needs
Medium: material used such as fabric, paint, paper, or wood
Motif: a theme or shape like heart, floral, or wedding
Shade: a color plus black
Technique: skill used to create something like sewing, stenciling, hot glass or bleach stamping.
Theme: subject, topic, or motif such as nature, roses, or Christmas
Tint: a color plus white
Tone: a color plus gray
Out: a trend or fad that didn’t become classic
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