While exploring the area, I popped into the Folka Shop, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16. I was smitten as soon as I walked through the door. They specialise in handmade modern craft objects from around the world with a folklore theme. Expect to immediately want to buy their decorative objects, ceramics, textiles, glassware, jewellery and stationery. If you’re looking for unusual gift ideas in North London or craft shops in Stoke Newington, you’ll enjoy visiting the Folka Shop.
Discover Beautiful Craft Products At The Folka Shop
The name Folka comes from Polka (Polish Girl) and Folk, which gives you some idea of what the store is about. Karolina Merska, a pajaki chandelier maker and art historian, runs Folka, and she’s done a great job because it’s like stepping into a whimsical world of folklore. Some of the objects are one of a kind so you can purchase an original piece. It’s one of those magical places you walk into and instantly cheer up; now I know why they call shopping retail therapy!
You’ll enjoy browsing the folk art collection. It includes plenty of pretty Paper Flowers, bright Easter Palms by Jadwiga and bunches of dried flowers.
If you’re looking for something more captivating, you’ll appreciate the Mexican or Holiday Tree of Life by Emma Carlow and Mertio. The Nativity Scene by Szopka Krakowska is also interesting.
Small decorative objects include Paper Pompoms, Pisanki Paper Cut Jugs by Miroslawa and Piksanki Hand Painted Eggs.
I fell in love with the Hand Carved Animals, Figurines and Kid’s Toys. The Paper Puppets (Frida, Henri Matisse and Basquiat) are fun to buy for a friend’s birthday.
Homeware covers everything from Twisted Candles to Decorative Glass and Ceramic Candle Holders, Hand Embroidered Folk Motif Cushions by Plinth, Glass and Ceramic Vases.
Dress your table with the Floral Hand Painted Napkins, Pattern Tablecloths, Wildflower Plates, Traditional Beer Jugs, Face Decorated Egg Cups and Handblown Tumbler Glasses.
If you’re in the shop to purchase a gift for a friend or family member the Folk Style Art Prints are delightful, featuring flowers, birds and other subjects like corn. Don’t forget to buy a folk or floral pattern Greeting Card.
If you want to treat yourself, try the jewellery, including stud earrings, quirky brooches featuring foxes and beetles and necklaces. Or you may like a scarf by Caitlin Hinshelwood.
Folka Shop Stoke Newington Church Street Information
To find out more, visit the Folka Website, where you can purchase the products online.
The shop address is 84 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AP. Stoke Newington and Rectory Road are the closest stations. Please check online for up-to-date opening hours.
While you are in the area, you may want to explore the area further; please read the following posts:
Ten Reasons To Visit Stoke Newington Church Street
Ten Things To Do In Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington London Guide
Clissold Park Stoke Newington
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.