Easter Monday

When my siblings and I were little, we watched a woman demonstrate making Pysanka—Ukrainian Easter eggs. This method uses ornate bees wax applications to resist layers of dye. Many years and much interpretation later, egg dyeing is something we still look forward to each Easter. All together at our Mum’s this year, Saturday was an all-day dyeing (and baking and cooking) event, and we spent all of Easter ogling the fancy eggs. That, and eating. (Click image to zoom.)

Quick how-to: Hard boil or blow out your eggs, stick a pin in the eraser of a pencil for drawing, keep the bees wax on low on the stove, make your designs, dip egg in dye, repeat. Once the final dye dip is dry, light a candle and melt the wax with the flame, wiping off each melted area with a paper towel. 

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