Monday, March 28, 2016

H+H Cologne 2016 Recap

Now that I've recovered from my trip to Germany and gotten back to "normal" life, I should probably share some of my photos from H+H, right? This was my first time attending this trade show, which is one of the largest in the world. The company I work for, Stitchcraft Marketing, had a booth where we represented 4 of our clients - here I am wearing a gorgeous shawl pattern knit with Bijou Basin Ranch yarn, the Khyber Pass Shawl from Owlcat Designs. The designer, Simone, was kind enough to lend me the sample for the show!

The show floor was absolutely amazing - some of the booths were like their own little universe. I shared a lot of photos already on my Instagram feed, so I've tried to pick some different photos to share here - all of which were taken by my husband, Tyler, who was our official H+H photographer. 

Lana Grossa
Lana Grossa (again)
C. Pauli
Toft UK

There was also quite a bit of knitted and crocheted art - the knit tipi which has been making the rounds at VK Live and TNNA was on display at the show entrance, and the crocheted butcher shop (which was apparently a statement on vegetarianism or something...ironically that was lost on me, even though I've been a vegetarian since I was 19):

This amazing installation of granny squares also got quite a bit of attention: 

With Tyler as our photographer roving the show floor, it was kind of fun to see things through his eyes - he definitely captured some of the more curious aspects of some displays. Here are just a few of my favorites:

A few well-known characters even made an appearance! 

Le Petit Prince and Burt from Sesame Street (not sure where Ernie was?!)
Hello Kitty
To be honest, I'm not even sure I made it all the way through each hall completely, there are just that many exhibitors! There were several halls on various levels, and it was kind of hard to keep track of where I'd already been. Just to give you an idea of the scale, here are a few shots taken on the show floor: 

Here's a map of the show floor, which I didn't even know existed until I saw Tyler's photo:

Here's hoping I'll get to return in 2017!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my it looks like heaven and extremely overwhelming. Definelty going on the wish list! I imagine it would be tough to work and try and stay put!