Pysanka Eggs

Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with a traditional folk design using a wax-resist (batik) method.

 

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Sue has been doing this craft for years.  Both daughters have learned to do it and many other people have learned from Sue.
3_9_16_2We’ve had friends coming in all week to do an egg with Sue.
3_9_16_3Here is one our daughter CJ is working on.  The wax is black and this egg is almost totally covered in it.  Here she is using a hair dryer to melt the wax as she wipes it away to reveal…….
3_9_16_4Looks like Gay Pride to me……to reveal her design.  Each color is dyed on separately and the rest of the egg has to be resisted with wax so color won’t go everywhere only where you want it.
3_9_16_5So on the egg above the white of the egg had to be waxed out first, then the remaining parts were dyed in succession of color, one over lapping the next.
3_9_16_7Here are some finished eggs, with original designs.
3_9_16_6Here’s where they wind up, in a basket for display on the dining table.

Sue’s been doing Pysanka eggs for years and it’s always nice to see them come out around the time of the spring equinox.