• Origin of craft: Ukraine

    Pysanky – Ukrainian Egg Dying
    Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Dying
    Creator: esmecat

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    Pysanky - Ukrainian Egg Dying

    Pysanky is a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland. The method is similar to batik – patterns are drawn on the egg with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Finally, the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were covered up at each stage. A layer of polyurethane can be added over the finished egg to protect the dyed design and to give a gloss finish…

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