Hands-on professional know-how for your handmade product business!

Learn effectively and gather ideas you could put to practical use: In 2019, h+h cologne once again offer trade visitors a unique range of workshops. Visitors could not only rediscover the traditional technique of embroidery in small groups, but also tried out innovations and the latest trends. Our expert instructors of course at your side to offer advice and support.

Workshops HobbyArt

The creative courses were held in two workshop rooms in the special show area called “my lovely livingroom” (Passage 2/3).

Please Note: The workshops (except for Courses 7, 8, 14 and 16) will only be offered in German! Please keep in mind that visitors may participate in the courses only if they have a valid admission ticket for the trade fair.

Workshop programme 2019

Espadrilles made by yourself!
In this workshop you will learn how to turn a sole into a shoe. Your individual shoes are made with colourful webbings and cheerful mini pompoms. Simple, beautiful and a perfect fit.

Petra Hoffmann (Designer and Author)

Where: Workshop Room 1
When: 29.03.2019 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Requirement level: light | 10 participants max.

After a short overview of the different types of wax cloths, their use and possibilities, you can put tips and tricks of wax cloth processing from theory into practice immediately by trying it on a small wax cloth bag. At the end of the practical part you will get an insight into the creative potential of the material WAX CLOTH and can take home a small wax cloth bag.

Sabine Gerlach / Elbmarie (Bag Designer)

Where: Workshop Room 1
When: 29.03.2019 | 12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Requirement level: middling | 10 participants max.

In this workshop we will show you how handlettering can be combined with small simple watercolour illustrations. In 1.5 hours we will go into the basic techniques - so previous knowledge is not necessary. According to the motto "Colour your Business" we would like to design a shop sign together with you.

Yasmin Reddig and Sue Hiepler, May & Berry

Where: Workshop Room 1
When: 29.03.2019 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
10 participants max.

In this workshop you will learn a lot about Celtic design and how to use it in a quilt, patchwork or other textile object (as a decorative pattern on a bag, pillow or denim jacket). Celtic Art is a very old art style from the 6th to 12th century and comes mainly from England and Ireland. In the workshop you make a Celtic knot. A Celtic knot has many manifestations, but they all have no beginning and no end and many crossing lines.

Monique Gabriel (Designer)

Where: Workshop Room 1
When: 29.03.2019 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.
10 participants max.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp - successful campaigns for retail outlets and online shops
This workshop is a 1.5 hour transfer of knowledge on how to successfully launch advertising campaigns and what different types of campaigns are possible. You will learn what storytelling is, why it is so important for any content creation and how content is easily created. The workshop concludes with "Measurability of Advertisements".

Mikaela Ioannou (Facebook Ambassador)

Where: Workshop Room 2
When: 29.03.2019 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
10 participants max.

In China there are 56 different minorities, one of the largest is the Miao. Most of them live in Guizhou. Wang Lan grew up in the province of Guizhou. In the immediate surroundings of her hometown Tongren are the settlement areas of the Miao. Wang Lan will present the thousand year old history and the different techniques of the Miao embroideries, the unique style and the extraordinary symbolic patterns, the history and the cultural values. After the presentation, Wang Lan will show some embroidery techniques (e.g. knot embroidery, braided embroidery (plaits), chain stitch, crepe stitch, flat embroidery, convex embroidery, cross stitch, appliqué embroidery, hair embroidery, ribbon thread - embroidery, Crewel embroidery etc.) that you will learn.

Wang Lan (Embroidery master from China)

When: 29.03.2019 | 12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
Requirement level: light | 10 participants max.

Mosaic knitting is a fun and versitile knitting technique that is a lot more simple to make what it looks like! The technique ables colour work-like patterns knitting only one colour in one row and it is based on slipped stitches. The workshop contais inspirational ready patterns and all that you need to know about designing a pattern of your own and it is suitable for beginners and more advanced knitters.

Saara Toikka (Designer)
(The workshop will be taught in English!)

When: 29.03.2019 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
Requirement level: middling | 10 participants max.

Makramee - Jewellery made of macramee with new yarns and colours. Get to know the most important knot types. Necklace, belt or rather a flower lamp? I will help you to create your own artwork.

Daniela Johannsenova (Designer)
(The workshop will be taught in English!)

When: 29.03.2019 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
Requirement level: middling | 10 participants max.

The content of the workshop is to convey your own style and to design your own parts individually. The aim is not to take a finished styled piece home with you, but to show/advise what is possible and how you can discover your own style. Thus Verena shows how one can realize his style even more creatively. The participant takes an active part by embroidering in different ways.

OZ Verlag, Dagmar Bily, editor-in-chief

When: 30.03.2019 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: Workshop Room 1
10 participants max.

The author Martina Johanna Janssen from "Handlettering Alphabete Watercolor" shows in the workshop how you can create wonderful works of art with the combination of handlettering and watercolor. After a short introduction, great projects from the book will be reworked.

EMF Verlag, Martina Johanna Janssen, Artist and Author

When: 30.03.2019 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 1
10 participants max.

Rosy times - Roségold meets denim: a trendy shoulder bag with clip closure in a retro look. The trend colour Roségold meets classic denim fabric. Denim has become an integral part of the fashion world. Whether in winter or summer - denim is always an integral part of the fashion world. Roségold combines the elegance of gold with the feminine playfulness of delicate rose nuances. So that the radiant colour does not appear too girlish, we combine it with a casual denim. A perfect mixture! The clip closure is initially reminiscent of vintage bags, but the trendy Roségold clip closure is a real eye-catcher and always a stylish companion!

BURDA, Hanne Mummert, Design Direction

When: 30.03.2019 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
10 participants max.

You want to win more followers on Instagram and present your DIY products successfully? Susi Strickliesel gives tips on how to achieve this with simple means.

EMF Verlag, Susi Strickliesel, Influencer and Author

When: 24.03.2018 | 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
10 participants max.

Moodboards are suitable for showing your customers the new yarns and fabrics at a glance.

Gabriela Kaiser, TRENDagentur

When: 31.03.2019 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: Workshop Room 1
Requirement level: light | 10 participants max.

Colour your leather - professional cutting and colouring of cut edges in leather/imitation leather. You finish an accessory and are introduced into the art of professional leather processing. Planning, cutting and the technique of sealing open leather edges with special varnish for a professional result.

Tobias Milse (Bag Maker)
(The course will be taught in English!)

When: 31.03.2019 | 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 1
Requirement level: middling | 10 participants max.

In this course, I'll show you how to make a 2-ply / 2-colour wool double face fabric to make an unlined clothing item with the possibility of turning. Exactly as we sew it in our studio.

Inge Szoltysik-Sparrer (Master Tailor)

When: 31.03.2019 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 1
Requirement level: light | 10 participants max.

Meet the lady behind Pollevie. Pollevie is known for its colorful scarves and bags. Her 100k+ followers in social media would have loved to take part in this workshop, but there are only 10 places available. In this fun workshop you'll learn how to crochet a colorful clutch in #polleviestyle.

Ellen Deckers, Polle_vie
(The course will be taught in English!)

When: 31.03.2019 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
Requirement level: light | 10 participants max.

Quick and Easy we knit an accessory - just right for the majority of our (young) knitters. The technique combined with cheerful colours makes every knitter shine. At the same time this combination is again a possibility for the trade to sell remaining stock/old goods profitably.

Karin Berger, WOLLfühlen

When: 31.03.2019 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
Requirement level: medium | 10 participants max.

What is chenille and how do you crochet with this fluffy yarn from the 90s?

Susan Gast, EMF Verlag

When: 31.03.2019 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop Room 2
10 participants max.