h+h cologne: 26.–28.03.2021 #hhcologne

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Punch Needling novelties from Belousek and Zweigart

Punch Needling novelties from Belousek and Zweigart

Belousek and Zweigart present great new products for embroidery and punch needling. "Punch Needle" is a versatile and at the same time very simple embroidery technique that creates unique designs. Let us inspire you!

Action by Rico Design: RICORUMI CROCHET ALONG

Action by Rico Design: RICORUMI CROCHET ALONG

The Ricorumi Crochet Along by Rico Design goes into the second round. Starting from 27. March is again crocheted together with sugar sweet templates for download. All information about it can be found here.

#hhcolognefrickelalong action from Frickelcast

#hhcolognefrickelalong action from Frickelcast

The bloggers from Frickelcast have also come up with a community campaign that aims to give the community a sense of belonging despite the postponement of h+h cologne. Read more about the campaign and the associated competitions here

#machdeinding2020 and

#machdeinding2020 and "make me take me" go to the next round

The two popular activities of the initiative Handarbeit are going into the next round: #machdeinding will have a live Sewalong on Saturday and we are happy that "make me take me" will continue this year - now also with an offshoot for the schools

Interview - Martina Umemura

Interview - Martina Umemura

Haramaki-Boshi - In the interview, Martina Umemura explains exactly what this is and how the Japanese handicrafts sector actually differs from the European one.

Interview - Sebastian Hoofs

Interview - Sebastian Hoofs

Tailor Sebastian Hoofs dedicates his workshop to detachable shirt collars like the Patricide or the Spearpointcollar. He reveals more about this in the interview.

Interview - Anna Schuster

Interview - Anna Schuster

Anna Schuster and Dominique Watral were participants in "Guido's Masterclass" at the beginning of 2019, a VOX show with star designer Guido Maria Kretschmer.

Inspired by the Masterclass, Anna Schuster and Dominique Watral will be giving a workshop on the second day of the fair on the subject of "fabric manipulation".

In the mood! Moodboards for idea collection

In the mood! Moodboards for idea collection

Moodboards have been known in the advertising industry for a long time. They can be used, for example, to arrange photos, newspaper clippings or samples of materials to capture a mood (Mood) or a visual concept ...

Wow effects for business

Wow effects for business

"With wow effect: Big needles - bright colours" - this is the name of Karin Berger's fully booked workshop, von WOLLFühlen . We asked the versatile owner of the management consultancy for the creative industry some questions on the subject ...

Designer Wang Lan takes us into the culture of Chinese Miao

Designer Wang Lan takes us into the culture of Chinese Miao

Dragons, fish, butterflies, flowers - the storytelling of the Miao people is as unique as their traditional embroidery patterns. In Wang Lan's workshop "Made in China! Craftsmanship Embroidery" visitors will get to know an almost forgotten world where the craft of embroidery had a much wider meaning than we can imagine today.

Robotic knitting

Robotic knitting

In Berlin a robot is learning how to knit in the scope of a scientific project. The aim: Breaking through the sex stereotype and allowing humans and machines to interact. An initial cognition: Knitting is highly complex. More on the theme in our interview.

Interview Susi Strickliesel

Interview Susi Strickliesel

"How does Instagram work? A beginner's course" - this is Susi Strickliesel's workshop at the upcoming h+h cologne. We asked the passionate influencer and author a few questions about the topic ...

“Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear”

“Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear”

The mission of “Healthy Seas , a Journey from Waste to Wear” initiative is to remove waste from the seas, in particular fishing nets, for the purpose of creating “healthier” seas. The recovered fishing nets will be transformed and recycled by Aquafil into ECONYL®, a yarn used to create new products such as socks, swimwear, sportswear or carpets . Healthy Seas is committed to marine protection and aims for sustainability, in both an environmental and an economic sense.

Pollevie – live the colour

Pollevie – live the colour

If anyone knows colours, it's Ellen Deckers from Pollevie, crochetshawl.com , omslagdoekhaken.nl . Not only do they make their products stand out, they also make them unmistakable. Her style is inspired by her many travels and her childhood abroad. Another reason for her colourful handicrafts is that they make people happy, says Decker.

Interview with Tobias Milse

Interview with Tobias Milse

The accessory designer Tobias Milse is already known to many from Guido Maria Kretschmer's show "Skillfully threaded". In his workshop, the author of the book "Männermode nähen" (sewing men's fashions) will focus on the topic "Colour your leather! Working with leather and imitation leather" ...