Claudia's little beaded bags are made of yarn and tiny beads.
Beaded bag knitter – Claudia Flügel-Eber
Small things become big art. Claudia has revived an old Bavarian tradition: Bead bags, small hand-knitted bags made of yarn and tiny beads. Even as a child, Claudia loved to tinker with glass beads. When, many years later, she discovered a historic beaded bag at a Bavarian antique flea market, her interest was immediately piqued. She read up on the old craft and began to knit beaded bags. Today, the former hotel manager runs the shop "Carakess" in Regensburg. There she sells her hand-knitted products and introduces customers to the history of the beautiful bags. She has even given the traditional accessories a modern twist by turning them into cool cell phone cases!
Claudia's Bavarian expertise
Fascinating bead embroidery
Beaded bags galore, antiques collected by the artist and even snacks and breakfast - Claudia's "Carakess" is a shop, museum and café. Visitors are invited to look over the artist's shoulder as she knits beaded bags or learn the old Bavarian craft in a workshop.
Claudia's insider tip
Explore the surroundings of Regensburg: There are beautiful natural areas (such as Schwetzendorfer Teich) and historic towns like Riedenburg, Berching and Kallmünz, where you can explore old city walls and medieval alleyways.