Merlin Association for Promotion of Creativity

  • Medieval crafts

    Medieval crafts

  • Creative workshops

    Creative workshops

  • Manifestations

    Manifestations

The Merlin Association will continue to organize Medieval Events in spring:

"Markova" in Veprinac (Opatija) April 28-29, 2018
"Medieval Samanj" in Dvigrad (Municipality of Kanfanar) May 12-13, 2018
"Legends" in Šišan (TZ Ližnjan) on June 30, 2018.

During the summer, we continue to organize the traditional exhibition and sales event "The Original Splendour of Arena" from June 1 to September 30, 2018.

We invite all interested associations and individuals to get involved in these events.

Have you ever dreamed of how you would love to wear the clothes that you made with your own hands? Are you creative and want to show your work? You have a cupboard full of clothes with which you do not know what to do? Merlin Association is starting a new round of sewing courses. Workshop in Pula will take place once a week, on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm in room 7 in the Rojc Community Center. In Porec, the workshop will take place at the Open University from January 31 until February 17, 2018. In Rovinj, the workshop at the Open University will last for 2 months and will take place once a week - on Fridays, until the end of April. The 30 hour workshop provides the basic knowledge on how to use the sewing machine, how to make simple garments (skirts and shirts), how to repair garments, how to use Burda sewing patterns and modify the pattern to own measurements, how to sew a zipper, make a sleeve and a collar. All these knowledge enables the students to continue with the sewing independently.

IzložbaThe opening of the exhibition of the works of the wards of the Villa Marija Home for the Adults and the Susret Adult Daycare Center took place on January 19, 2018 at noon at the Community Center Rojc.

These works were created as part of the DIZAJN ARTEXTIL project funded by the Public Health Program of the City of Pula in Social Welfare and Health for 2017. The project was attended by the wards of the Villa Marija Home for the Adults and the Susret Adult Daycare Center, and it offered two types of activities. One activity was a sewing workshop that was organized in cooperation with Merlin Association for Promotion of Creativity, and the workshop was led by Sofija Apostolovski. Other activity was textile painting led by Alessandra Benčić. The students used hand painting and batik technique to create various designs on textile, which was then used to sew the unique decorative and practical items in sewing workshop.

The exhibition is opened from January 19 to January 23 2018.

Tečaj šivanja - RijekaOn the occasion of marking the International Day Against Plastic Bags, December 19, and the Day of Saint Nicholas Local Council, we organized a workshop in Rijeka named "How to Make a Bag From Old Pants". It is our choice whether we want to make this world a better place and keep the nature clean. Each time we refuse a plastic bag in the store, we are closer to that goal. And when we look at the potential value of our old jeans and create a bag of our own creation out of them, who could be more proud than us!

One canvas bag replaces an average of 1000 plastic bags.

The workshop was attended by 10 students who cut their old jeans and made untearable shopping bags either by sewing by hand or by using sewing machine.