Sat, Apr 27|
Warner Public Market
Pysanky Egg Decorating
Learn the beautiful Ukrainian wax resist (batik) method of decorating eggs.
Time & Location
Apr 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Warner Public Market, 19 East Main Street, Warner, NH 03278, USA
About the event
"Simply put, it is an Easter egg decorated using a wax resist (aka batik) method. Its name derives from the Ukrainian verb “pysaty,” meaning “to write.” (“Pysanka” is the singular form; “pysanky” is plural.)
But it is much more than that. Ukrainians have been decorating eggs, creating these miniature jewels, for countless generations. There is a ritualistic element involved, magical thinking, a calling out to the gods and goddesses for health, fertility, love, and wealth. There is a yearning for eternity, for the sun and stars, for whatever gods that may be."
You'll leave this workshop with finely decorated eggs of your own. The eggs have been hollowed out and will last for years to come. Stop by the market to see examples from instructor Kim Johnson!
5 people maximum, $45