Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Egg Decorating


Over the busy weekend, the handwork group gathered at my house to make beautiful eggs. I gathered my kistkas, beewax and dyes, as well as other basics  for making ukrainian eggs. Another popular technique was to design with permanent marker and then dye the egg. First, I used my wonderful blas fix tool to blow out five dozen eggs. Vivienne enjoyed helping me in this task.

Some inspiring books, The Easter Craft book (thanks, Rae!) and The Kids Guide to Decorating Easter Eggs. I love looking at Tasha Tudor's illustrations for inspiration, too. Another good source is this website.

Despite the snow falling out of my window, I know that spring is soon on its way!

11 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow! Your eggs are gorgeous! I never made ukranian eggs before. Maybe I'll give this a try this year. Is it too hard for the 5 yo crowd to make?

onegoldensun said...

Hi catherine! I have not tried the psanky eggs with my younger children. I think that the wax melting can be tricky with younger ones. But they could use the markers under the dyes, while you make the ukranian eggs. They are really such fun. I did not have time to make any for myself this year, but I plan to do this again with a few friends.

momma rae said...

thank you so much, emily! you really spoiled us gals with such a beautiful spread! ;) the snow outside is unbelievable. thanks for giving me a moment of spring before we got hit again!

Honey Pumpkin Mama said...

Wow those eggs are so pretty!Maria

likeschocolate said...

The egg cups are adorable and the eggs not shabby either. Have a great week.

Heather said...

Oh wow, these are just amazing. I can only imagine what a treat they are to have around your home

Theresa said...

How fun!

Nicola said...

Wow! I have yet to try something so intricate and beautiful. The way we normally dye our eggs is by soaking them in a vinegar solution, wrapping them in various shades of tissue paper (the kind that will bleed), and waiting for them to dry before unwrapping. This year I would love to try Ukranian egg decorating though. So inspiring!

the little travelers said...

so beautiful. is the wax difficult? definitely inspiring!

onegoldensun said...

A bit of a disclaimer... the last photo is of eggs that were dyed over permanent marker. I did not get to make any pysanky eggs that day. I will soon be doing so and will post some examples! I find that it requires some preparation time and effort for a smooth process. After that, I find it fun and meditative. Well, if my kids are not trying to do it with me. If kids are involved, it is a more challenging project. Hope that clarifies a bit!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Oh those eggs are beautiful and so nice to get together with friends to do together.
Warm wishes,
Tonya