Let me tell you my story ...

Hi there! My name is Paola, I am from Colombia and just a few months ago we moved to Madrid after living in Dublin for the last five years. 

When I was working as a Visual Merchandiser, I decided to start a personal project and build a space that allowed me to be a bit more creative and therefore happy!

I've always been crafty, I think I got it from my mum who was always encouraging me to create things from scratch with very simple materials. In school, I was always the one taking care of the decorations for all sorts of small events as well as the one backstage working on the sets for our annual plays. Once I started college my creativity went in a different direction and advertising took most of my time. I learned a lot about design, photography and arts but crafts as a hobby wasn't part of my day-to-day. Sometimes it's just so difficult to make the time to do what you love when other priorities take over. Last year I went back to the basics and started creating with my hands again. It has been really good for me, I'm the happiest person, I find it therapeutic!

Macramé and natural dying are the techniques I'm exploring at the moment, but I am always looking for new things to learn and try so I can get more tools to keep creating. 

If you'd like any of my pieces, learn macramé or just share your thoughts, feel free to email me at paolamck@studiofolklore.net

Besos y abrazos, Paola.