HANDMADE Kultur is a combination of a wonderful German magazine and an internet community. I think it’s very clever to combine these two things. On the website you can find incredibly many DIY projects shared by creative bloggers. You can also find dates for DIY workshops and markets and DIY supply shops (mostly in the german-speaking area).
I really like the fact that you can look for blogs in different categories or for the DIY patterns. It’s a great opportunity for crafters to share there work in the community.
There is also a connection between the magazine and the online community. The first category in the magazine is ‘Little Things’ where they share the most interesting DIY projects from the online blogger community.
The content is a very good mix of various craft techniques as sewing, knitting, crocheting, bookbinding, recipies and much more depending on the issue. When I browsed through the current issue (nr.1 2015 frebruary – april) I noticed that I have to approve my sewing skills urgently, because it features some great sewing projects, like a parka and a camera bag.
I like that Handmade Kultur often features old crafts – in this issue lace-making and glas crafting. There are also interesting articles about crafters, artists, new trends, books …
And last but not least my favourite article – a DIY-Tour through Stockholm! Is there anything better than to combine DIY and travelling? I love it! In an earlier issue they feature a tour through Barcelona and I become so inspired and definitely want to go there and visit the great DIY-shops, f.e. DuDua.
Finally I can say it’s a great and varied craft magazine and – if you speak German – it’s absolutely worth reading!
You can find my blog there as well and I plan to publish my DIY patterns there – in German.