You drive from Rattelsdorf to Höfen which sits on a small hill on the other side of the Itz valley. It’s a classical “Strassendorf” ( ribbon-built village) with only house numbers and no street names. Höfen has around 250 residents, one brewery pub, a new build-it-yourself residential development area and hardly any farming.
Kathrin has been working with the Höfer Frauen (Women of Höfen) since 2006 on new goods which are closely linked to local narratives, skills and resources.
The plan for 2015 is to make lace with a local factory, weaving advice from the older generation into a new design.