Making Ukrainian Easter Eggs - 03/25/15

As is our tradition, on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015, we did Pysanky, coloring and writing traditional folk designs on eggs.  Twenty-one participants tried their best and increased their knowlege and skill.   Many thanks, to our dear Nayda, who each year teaches us and imparts her knowledge of the craft, honed through years and years of practice.   We also thank Leslie, who also has done Pysanky for years and helped to teach us along with Nayda.   All in all, a wonderful evening was had by all!

Our pattern book.
Some of the eggs Nayda has created over the years.
More of Nayda's eggs.
Nayda instructs Koula.
Dean & Codruta have fun.
Nayda trains Zak.
We all worked hard.
The Haitian Version of Ukrainian Eggs.
Zak takes his work seriously.
We all enjoyed the craft.
Participants of all ages learned and had fun.
Our two mothers-to-be.
We are all waiting patiently for these 'eggs' to hatch!
Almost finished!
Getting ready for the final step.
Waiting to remove the wax.
Nayda removed the wax from all our eggs.
Removing the final wax layer.
Codruta taking direction from Nayda.
Nayda cleans the eggs.
Cleaning wax off an egg.
John adds a coat of varnish to protect our work.
Some of our final products.
More of our eggs on display.
Eggs drying after varnish.