h+h cologne: 26.–28.03.2021 #hhcologne

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Exciting entertainment and informative discussions: the Talk Sofa of h+h cologne

At this year's h+h cologne @home, the following applies for all trade visitors on all three days of the trade fair: take a seat and eavesdrop on interesting discussions on the "Talk Sofa". With a diverse programme, the trends will once again be discussed in detail with competent guests in 2021. Authors, designers and experts report on the latest developments in business and provide exciting first-hand insights.

About the host

Stefan Pinnow - Moderator Talksofa h+h cologne 2021

Stefan Pinnow

As an experienced TV host, Stefan Pinnow can look back on a varied career and nearly three decades of media experience in both public broadcasting and on private television. On the Talk Sofa of h+h cologne 2021, he would especially like to enter into a discussion with the guests and trade visitors and encourage an inspiring and informative exchange.


Highlights of the h+h cologne @home Talk Sofas 2021

Rock your Instagram Stories - short tips, interview and question session

Current trends and helpful practical tips from Susi Strickliesel. Her Instagram Stories are watched every day by thousands of followers. In conversation, she reveals how she ably uses the medium for promoting her work and provides insights into her handwork.

Susi Strickliesel

Susanne Ortner alias Susi Strickliesel

Susanne Ortner alias Susi Strickliesel

Susi Strickliesel is certainly not unknown to those familiar with the industry. Whether young, old, man or women or celebrity - all customers immediately fall in love when they hold their soft Susi Strickliesel accessory in their hands for the first time. Susanne Ortner, alias Susi Strickliesel, knits every accessory herself, posts every photo herself and answers every enquiry personally. Casual, modern, soft, elegant, individual and always with warm ears, this is what Susi Strickliesel stands for. The magazine "Bild der Frau" didn't refer to her as "Germany's coolest knitter" without good reason.


Passionate & successful: the well-known TV hostess Yvonne Willicks on her first knitting book: "Meine Strickliebe".

Knitting is chic – Yvonne Willicks also knows this! The hostess, familiar from TV broadcasts like "WDR Servicezeit", "Der Haushalts-Check", "Achtung Mogelpackung" and "Meisterküche", has in fact been a passionate knitter for many years. She uses every free minute for this passion – whether while travelling, during breaks in shooting or in her free time. Now she has developed sophisticated but uncomplicated models for all seasons for her book together with a knitting designer, about which she tells us on the Talk Sofa. In the process, she shares her thoughts on the most wonderful hobby in the world with interested knitting fans and also has helpful tips at the ready for every model!

Yvonne Willicks

Yvonne Willicks

Yvonne Willicks

Yvonne Willicks is a consumer journalist and TV hostess, but also a passionate knitter. Especially cloths and shawls are her passion. In the process, she is always enthusiastic about processing new yarns into high quality special designs. Sensational and quite accessible – in her current book she presents her entirely personal models. Whether in the web or on TV, her many social media followers, as well as viewers of WDR Servicezeit wait with anticipation for her latest creations.


Men's matters – Thorsten Duit rovides details from the knitting box

Men and knitted fashion – do these two things fit together? Thorsten Duit leaves us in no doubt. On the Talk Sofa he talks in detail about the origination and development of his knitting ideas and reports from the world of needleworking men. Duit presents his book "Männermaschen" and speaks about knitting in the handcraft scene. He is also getting started digitally: he shows considerable ability with his YouTube channel and provides exclusive insights from "behind the camera".

Thorsten Duit

Thorsten Duit

Thorsten Duit

Thorsten Duit has been knitting since his earliest childhood and can't imagine a life without wool. He already learned knitting from his grandma at the age of six, who herself knitted baby clothes on commission. He is silent about his first own creation, but his passion for yarn and needle grew over the course of his life. Relaxation is his priority. The regular movement of the needles slows things right down. He also finds it utterly satisfying to watch how a wearable item of clothing grows from a string of wool.

Information on the programme will follow shortly