Celebrating 75 Years of Creativity with Momenta


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CHA teamed up with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to pinpoint Places of Invention in the creative arts and craft industry. To celebrate 75 years of creativity at the 2016 CHA MEGA Conference & Trade Show, we are sharing our members’ stories of how they made their mark in the history of our industry.

Judith Joyce was an avid stenciler and the owner of American Traditional Stencils, a Northwood, NH based craft supplier whose products were sold in over 4,000 retail stores in the United States. In 1981, she invented a process for laser-cutting Mylar® film to create stencils for home decorating. As a result of this invention, American Traditional Stencils became the leader in laser-cut stencils selling millions of stencils over the next decade, and helped a generation of crafters stencil their homes, furniture and clothes. Today, the company is Momenta, and continues to sell laser-cut stencils.

Join us and Momenta in booth 821 in Anaheim for the 2016 CHA MEGA Conference & Trade Show to celebrate the latest craft industry products and innovations.

Read Momenta’s full story.

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