Traditionally made in the Kurpie region of Poland, the paper rose is made in many different colours and are added to pajaki chandeliers made from peas or beans.
They can be made as an individual rose, or many roses for a display, or as part of a pajaki.
Karolina has travelled extensively in Poland to unearth and understand the history of the pajaki, to meet the makers, hone her techniques and to help regenerate Polish folk arts.
With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of Karolina's papercraft course at your own pace.
How is this paper craft course taught?
This course contains videos that feature verbal instructions. We’re working to add closed captions for each of our videos and we hope to complete this soon. In the meantime, a transcript for the videos in this course is available upon request. Please let us know if you require this in the notes section at checkout.
What do I need?
- Crepe paper (approx. 80-100cm by 9cm)
- Embroidery thread
How do I gift this course?
Thank you for the course! I enjoyed it a lot and hopefully will use for my design ideas!
Easy to follow and fun
Karolina Merska moved from Poland to the UK in 2007 after obtaining an MA in History of Art at the Jagiellonian University Krakow. Inspired by Polish folk art, she started making Pająki chandeliers in 2015. Her work has been published and exhibited worldwide, including Channel 4, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph, Time Out, Harpers Bazaar, London Design Festival and more.