Monday, February 25, 2008

Pysanki for Easter

I promised myself to find time this weekend to make some pysankas for Easter. Pysanky were traditionally made during the last week of Lent, Holy Week in the Catholic and Orthodox calendars, I can’t wait so long – I did it yesterday. I didn’t have too much time, so I decide to make one-color eggs. My red mood past month drive me to use only red color of dye, so all eggs turn to have valentines-like color.

All what you need - some wax, stylus and candle. Sure, little imagination will help, but there is so meany internet resources, you always can find pattern and design for Pysankas!

It is simple process, the molten wax applied to the white egg with a writing motion, and then the egg was dyed red. When eggs getting dry, the wax removed by holding the egg next to the candle flame, gently melting wax and removing it with some soft cloth. That’s it.
And the winner is:


Kathleen Grace said...

Hello Lenka, It may be a simple process to dye the eggs this way but your patterns are beautiful and so well done! I love your eggs:>)Thank you for stopping by my blog!

She'sSewPretty said...

I found your blog through Karla's Cottage. I am enjoying all of your needlework and other pictures. Those eggs are just gorgeous!!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Lenka, these eggs are so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog! xo, suzy