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In 2010 I hosted my first ever craft workshop at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NYC. Since then I have developed a passion for teaching and inspiring others to embrace their creativity through community-based making. Over the last 9 years I have developed and hosted workshop activations for a wide range of clients including My Little Pony, Sportsgirl, The National Gallery of Victoria, kikki.k, H&M, and West Elm.

Kitiya Palaskas customisation workshop

Let’s work together

I offer a range of activation options, including long-form, structured craft workshops, drop-in DIY activities and in-store fashion and product customisations to name a few! All activations are customisable to the size and scope of your event.  I can also work directly with you to develop something completely unique that is personalised to your event, space, and project. I specialise in activations that centre around papercraft (eg: pinatas, props, party decorations, stationery, masks) and felt-based projects (eg: soft sculpture, embellishments, felt collage), and have over a decade of varied craft knowledge and skills under my belt should you be interested in something different.

If you are interested in engaging me for a workshop activation, or would like to request my Workshop Info and Pricing Pack,
please get in touch!

Featured activations

The Brand Collaboration:
My Little Pony

I partnered with Hasbro to create a range of custom piñatas and an accompanying craft activity for their My Little Pony 35th Surprise Celebration in Sydney. Inspired by the theme ‘Celebrating Friendship’, I developed a project that invited party guests to create ‘Ponygrams’ - colourful packages filled with hand-drawn notes, confetti and trinkets - to fill the piñatas. With the help from the ponies themselves, the piñatas were then smashed open, and the Ponygrams gifted to each guest.

The Structured Workshop:

To promote the launch of their new range of gift wrap and party accessories, I hosted an in-store workshop for Australian gift and stationery retailer kikki.k. I designed a series of party decorations using their products, including an oversized present bow, mini geometric gift boxes, and a paper party garland. Attendees were shown step-by-step how to make each decoration, and provided with a pack of kikki.k product, instructions, and templates.

The Drop-in Activity
Groovin The Moo Festival

I was commissioned by Australian music festival Groovin The Moo to run a drop-in style activation for the Canberra leg of their festival tour. The Maker Station was designed to be a fun, relaxed space where festival attendees could stop by throughout the day, take a break, and customise their own tote bag using my signature felt collaging techniques.