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So! It's fall here, and the weather is in the 90s and 100s. Naturally that makes this a great time to make Easter eggs. We had a pysanky party, as the Ukrainian eggs are called. Seven eggs across three people, plus assorted quails eggs which I sadly did not get pictures of.














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You draw on the egg with beeswax, which is heated over a candle flame and then dripped from a tiny funnel onto the egg in a line. Then you dye the egg one color, draw more, dye it again in another color and so on. We used a heat gun to melt the wax off. There was one casualty (one of the red eggs) which was heartbreaking. I could forget while we were working with them how fragile the eggs are, but it's true. Anyway, other than that it was great fun and I'd love to do more.














on 2015-10-15 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Your pictures are totes awesome! I especially like the first one with the artistic flame-kitska-egg combo -- good framing! I shall post my pictures soon!

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