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Karolina Merska

Pajaki Making Workshop in a Studio 4th November

Pajaki Making Workshop in a Studio 4th November

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Join artist Karolina Merska for a pajaki making workshop in her dreamy studio. 
During the workshop Karolina will introduce you to a rich history of unique Polish rye and straw chandeliers called “pajaki.” 
Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish chandeliers made from rye straw and paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century. Made by country women as decorations for their homes especially for Christmas, Easter, as well as for weddings and christenings. Suspended from a ceiling in a main room, amongst colourful paper cut-outs, paintings and paper flowers they became a popular decoration in polish village houses. They were a symbol of harvest and happiness in New Year.
Today the tradition is practised less and less. Karolina keeps pajaki tradition alive.
Surrounded by Karolina's colourful pajaki and inspired by her folk art collection, you will learn this unique craft. Karolina will teach you how to create a structure which later will be decorated with 5 traditional “kalinka” pom poms. “Kalinka” pom pom is made of 15 layers of hand twisted tissue paper.
 By the end of a workshop you will learn some new unique skills and take a beautiful colourful pajak with you to decorate your house.
 Workshop is run in a small group. It gives enough time for Karolina to spend time with each participant to present and practice secrets on how to make the best pajaki.
Working with paper is also very relaxing and improves your wellbeing.

Date: 4th November  
  Times: 11am - 6pm
Address: Britannia Works Studios, 56 Dace Road, E3 2NG Hackney Wick London 
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be served during the workshop. All materials are provided.

 Tickets are non refundable. In a case of not enough interest in the workshop, it can be postponed to other dates. 



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