An event costs money to run. A non-profit event like the Woolinale, which does not have any entrance fees or other sources of income, therefore needs partners who are just as excited about the idea and the production of the event as we are.

We are very pleased that we have found strong sponsors who immediately and enthusiastically agreed to our request and thus made the Woolinale possible in the first place.

We would like to thank all sponsors for the constructive idealistic and financial support, for providing the prizes and for a wonderful co-working experience.

What could be better than putting a smile on the faces of other people? Quite simple – to put a smile on people’s faces with knitted and crocheted graffiti.

And for a knitting and crochet needle manufacturer from Germany, there is hardly anything better than to support a project that showcases this art internationally.

addi wishes all participants and visitors a lot of fun with art and encounters during the 1st International Yarnbombing Festival in Cologne and the organizers many smiling faces.

Thanks to many years of experience and the history full of innovations, the Schachenmayr brand succeeds in supporting and inspiring needlework fans in many ways. The comprehensive and contemporary product range of carefully selected quality yarns and the numerous trendy knitting and crochet models enable people all over the world to put their creative ideas into practice. From classic designs to the latest fashion trends, the range has something for every occasion and taste, and will delight beginners and advanced knitters alike.

The Publishing House and its History

»Free time is far too precious to waste!« With this motto in mind, Eugen A. Krauss founded frechverlag in 1955 and so paved the way for the popular TOPP books, which are synonymous with creativity and DIY trends. With its innovative ideas and keen instinct for the latest trends, frechverlag is not only the second-largest publisher of »how to« books in Germany, but also the leader in the market segments »creative manuals« .


frechverlag publishes a diverse program under the »TOPP« and »BusseSeewald« labels. With innovative titles in the different sections of the children’s creative program, needlework, crafts, baking, creative living, and painting and drawing – it covers all the main creative fields. Thanks to its many years of experience as a publisher of how-to books for the creative market, its authors’ and employees’ inexhaustible wealth of ideas and its excellent, structured presentation of topics, frechverlag has secured itself a firm place on the creative market with more than 1000 available titles.

h+h cologne: The international business meeting place for the textile handicraft industry

From 31.03-02.04.2023, it’s that time again: trade visitors from all over the world will come together at the Cologne exhibition center to find out about the latest trends in the textile handicrafts industry at the h+h cologne. As the world’s largest order platform of its kind, the trade fair presents its trade visitors from all over the world with a comprehensive range of innovations for sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and handicrafts.

In Cologne, the international trade will also benefit from a top-class and sophisticated event program. The h+h cologne’s offerings are consistently geared to the needs of the trade and provide creative impulses and concepts for the handicrafts business. They range from the “my lovely livingroom” event area with discussion rounds, talk sofas and trend talks to numerous creative workshops to support your own business success.

Trends and innovations are also part of the program at the world’s leading trade fair for handicrafts and hobbies. For example, the large trend fashion show by the members of the Initiative Handarbeit presents top designs on the catwalk several times a day, making it the absolute visitor magnet at the h+h cologne.