“If the term patchwork recalls high school craft fairs and the comforter on your mom's bed, we can understand why this trend might make you a little nervous. But fear not… designers…have reworked this crafty technique…” (Stylist.com)
From scrapbooking to the fashion runway, the decorative art of reassembling bits and pieces of either heirloom elements or new components has created an interest in the age-old practice of patchworking. While one group of designers is taking the nostalgic route, a more modern version is also gaining favor. The nostalgic employs the rural revival of crafts and quilts and the modern plays with contrasting colors and textures with a very cubist aesthetic.
Look for both the reminiscent approach and the new artful color blocking on ceramics, balloons, ribbons and even color treated flowers as trends continually reference the past to serve up something new. Better yet, try a couple of display approaches – one of which employs the rural revival of crafts and quilts and another that plays with contrasting colors and textures with a very cubist aesthetic.