Welcome to the NADELWELT Karlsruhe, the international event for needlework!
Explore the inexhaustible variety of textile arts and creativity, dive into the world of colors, patterns and materials and unleash yourself in the wealth of ideas and possibilities!
Each spring for one weekend Karlsruhe turns into a paradise for patchwork and needlework enthusiasts. During those three days the NADELWELT Karlsruhe presents its visitors a balanced mix of sales event, art exhibition and extensive program of courses from all areas of textile creation. Shopping, watching, doing it yourself: visit our sales booths from here and abroad with their huge range of accessories and materials, explore the diversity of current textile art and its spectacular expression on a tour of our exhibition area. Choose from our extensive workshop program and implement your own creative ideas under the guidance of renowned and experienced teachers.
Since its launch in 2011, the NADELWELT has gained an excellent reputation far beyond the borders of Germany. It belongs to the most important events of its kind and is the biggest sole craft fair in Germany. One of its highlights is the presentation of international guests such as Noriko Endo, Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mabley, Jette Clover and Paula Nadelstern. They show their works and usually also offer a course program.
The NADELWELT Karlsruhe is organised by the European market leader in the field of patchwork magazines. All other information can be found in the sections of our website.
Visit us at the NADELWELT Karlsruhe. We look forward to meeting you!
NADELWELT Karlsruhe 2017 - The pre-sale has begun!
Relaxed experience right from the start – make sure you get reduced admission prices and avoid long queues at the ticket office on the day of the event.
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NADELWELT Karlsruhe 2017 – New Classes Now Online!
It's here! The class program for NADELWELT Karlsruhe 2017 can now be viewed under the item "program". International instructors are looking forward to working together with you, to experiment, to create, and to develop ideas. Versatile, colourful, varied, traditional, and modern, we offer classes for various needlework techniques such as quilting, dyeing, or bead threading. There's something for everyone! Check it out right now and secure your place in your favourite course. Here you go: Program
German Quilt Artist Annette Bamberger furnishes Chapel St. Clare with her Quilts
The German quilt artist Annette Bamberger, whose latest works will be shown at the NADELWELT Karlsruhe 2016, furnished the chapel of the retirement home St. Franaziskus in Karlsruhe with 6 quilts of Christian and biblical imagery. They show the Holy Trinity Father, Son and Holy Ghost as well as Saint Mary, Saint Francis and Saint Claire. Theres no figurativeness but a symbolic use of forms in her elaborated free motion quilting and the modest coloration only uses a few intense colours. The quilts can be visited at the chapel. On 10th June 2016 at 7.30 p.m. the artist herself will talk about her works at the chapel. Free admission, donations are welcome.
Adress: Caritas-Seniorenzentrum St. Franziskus, Steinhäuserstr. 19c, 76137 Karlsruhe