Discover the magic of pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs made the traditional way with beeswax and dyes. Each Saturday, join pysanka expert Joan Brander, a Canadian artist, author, instructor and lecturer as she shares her cultural knowledge and experience developed over the decades. Hear about the history and learn the technique of these beautiful decorated eggs.
Whether you’re a beginner or have a seasoned passion for pysanky, this podcast is for you.
An overview of one of the essential tools for writing pysanky—it’s all about dyes. This episode covers which colours to choose, how to prepare your dyes, how to store them, how long they’ll last, tips for using colour in your designs, troubleshooting problems and solutions, and where to purchase pysanky dyes.
In this second episode we’ll glimpse into the ancient roots of pysanky. I’ll share some legends and stories originating when life moved to the rhythm of nature and where everything revolved around myths and rituals.