As a designer and crafter, it is important to keep up to date with trends. Visiting Textrends in Delhi gave me an insight into the upcoming textile trends in fashion and for the home. Looking at these items from a design perspective (rather than with a “shopping head” on) can provide lots of ideas for craft projects. I kept an eye out for the types of print designs that were popular, as well as colours, materials and accessories. I particularly loved the beaded handbags, with exquisite detailing, which Indian textiles are renowned for.
For those of us without bottomless pockets, detailing is a great way to update a tired-looking item and give it a new lease of life. Like our DIY studded bag, for example. Have a look at our embellishment and stamp workshops, and let us know if you’d like to bring something along!