Folka Pajaki Making Workshop


Radical Giving, The Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2NZ

Tel: 07446884703

Folka Pajaki - polish mobile


Join artist Karolina Merska for a Pajaki making workshop.

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.

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 pajaki with you to decorate your house.

Workshop details:

Date - February 17th Time - 10:30am - 5pm (6 hours approx, including a break for lunch) Location - Radical Giving Store, The Needlemakers, Lewes BN7 2NZ All materials provided Ticket price includes a complimentary drink Attendees receive 20% discount in the Radical Giving store along with 20% off all food and drink at The Needlemakers Roundhill, an award winning 100% plant based cafe, situated next door to our workshop space and store. Please note: Tickets are sold per person

Guide Prices

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Adult£110.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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