Versatilely creative, creatively successful – with the workshops of h+h cologne 2023
Practice-related professional knowledge for your handmade business!
Once again at h+h cologne 2023, a wide variety of creative or informative workshops were held on the subject of handicrafts. Here, anyone interested could gather new ideas or learn creative techniques.
SIENNA, pattern for a reversible bag
In the workshop you learned how to sew a small shoulder and reversible bag according to the pattern SIENNA. It is sewn from canvas and cotton fabrics in different colours, has a short strap made of cotton and can be closed with 2 ribbons or a small carabiner with a ring.
About Ina Lienen
Ina Lienen, Mondgöttin
Ina Lienen started sewing in 2010. At first she only sewed her own clothes and altered clothes she found in second-hand shops. Only later did she start sewing bags. After a short time, she implemented her own ideas and sold the sewn bags and accessories on Dawanda. In 2015, she founded the Mondgöttin DesignManufaktur. As the interest in her cuts, which she used for the bags, grew, she published her first patterns in 2017. In the meantime, there are more than 25 patterns that she offers in her shop. In 2019, she also launched her Youtube channel, which is all about sewing, DIY and upcycling.
Embroidered patches: This is how your clothes become unique, your accessories become unmistakable one-of-a-kind pieces
In the workshop, the participants used embroidery needles and embroidery floss to create an individual patch for their clothing or bags. The floral motifs were embroidered onto the base material using a template and then cut into shape. Optionally, the patch could be provided with a safety pin so that it could be pinned directly to clothing.
About Lieselou, Louise Lemke
Lieselou, Louise Lemke
Louise is a graphic designer, mom and loves to be creative. Her parents introduced her to sewing and creative work from a young age. It fills her with joy to let her creativity flow into work pieces that you can truly touch and wear. She shares her latest projects on Instagram (@lieselou.diy). On her blog she publishes free tutorials, video tutorials as well as templates for embroidery beginners and DIY lovers. Embroidery is more than just wall decor for her and she passes that on to her community. With her book "Liebevoll Bestickt" she inspires the reader to more sustainability in the closet and shows how you can transform your boring parts through pretty embroidery to a trendy It-Pieces.
Weaving in wooden ring: create wall hanging with abstract geometric weaving pattern
"Weaving in a wooden ring": You need a weaving frame to weave? Not at all! This course showed how to weave a geometric pattern in a wooden ring. The participants worked with overlapping surfaces and colour contrasts and easily learned the knotting and weaving technique to create an artistic DIY mural.
The course used bamboo rings and coloured cotton yarn, which were cut and unravelled to create the perfect frame. In addition, the participants received an instruction booklet in which the most important contents of the workshop are recorded.
About Johanna Bischoff
Johanna Bischoff studied product design and works full-time as a fashion designer in the field of children's fashion. Because a wide variety of handicraft techniques, graphic design and photography have always held a special fascination for her, she founded her own label FIFI FURORE in 2020. Since then, she has offered workshops for private individuals, companies or individual groups, created photo DIY tutorials for print and online media, is a content creator on Instagram and YouTube and runs her own online shop with handmade products and stationery.
About Zak a dit
Zak a dit
Zak lives in Paris in the 18th arrondissement and loves his neighborhood as much as the atmosphere, the colors, the different cultures, the fashions, the laughter of the children in the park, the people talking on the terrace, the graffiti on my way to dance school...When he was a boy, he lived in the countryside. He loved his childhood! He didn't has many toys so he had to draw them, invent them, imagine them... He played with dolls with his little sisters and they made dresses for them with the curtains that he cut discreetly behind his mother's back... He even stolen towels from the kitchen and collected everything he could to create a new world. Later, he took art classes and then learned to knit and crochet. Today, in his universe, he likes to mix all these techniques.
He always have a cup of coffee on his desk, more or less hot, there are plenty of markers and colored pencils, he has countless sketchbooks and little notes everywhere, his cupboards are full of wool and the shelves are overflowing with fabrics… He is surrounded by colors, flowers, birds and people who laugh a lot! He actually laughs a lot. Dancing, sharing, drawing, knitting, crocheting and sewing are his daily hobbies ! Every day, through social media, he tries to share the love of making and the hapinesse of being a crafter.
He always have a cup of coffee on his desk, more or less hot, there are plenty of markers and colored pencils, he has countless sketchbooks and little notes everywhere, his cupboards are full of wool and the shelves are overflowing with fabrics… He is surrounded by colors, flowers, birds and people who laugh a lot! He actually laughs a lot. Dancing, sharing, drawing, knitting, crocheting and sewing are his daily hobbies! Every day, through social media, he tries to share the love of making and the hapinesse of being a crafter.