Saturday, April 28, 2007

Pysanky

I learned to knit back in the 1970's. For several years during the 80's and 90's I did no knitting at all. In my free time, I enjoyed making pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs.

My good friend, Lisa, taught me how to make the eggs. We did not have any Ukrainian background, just a how-to book and a keen interest. My now husband and I shared this pasttime while we were dating. I taught him how to make the eggs and we'd make them as Easter and Christmas gifts.
This year at Easter time, I dug out the old box of eggs and displayed them. The eggs in the ceramic egg crate (a gift from Mom) are large chicken eggs and the egg on the left is a peewee egg from a farm in Arizona. In storage I also have goose and ostrich egg shells waiting to be dyed.
If you ever want supplies for making pysanky get them here.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The eggs look gorgeous!

Gina said...

OMG, those are fantastic!

Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

Those are amazing! You need to put together an online tutorial to show us all how to make those!

Beth said...

These are so much fun to make as a group, like an old-fashioned quilting bee. I have all the supplies we'll need!

Katie J said...

Count me in for a pysanky bee!

Joy said...

Beautiful eggs. (drool)

dfs0716 said...

Wow, Beth! Your eggs are gorgeous! I'd love to learn tomake them!