The Ukrainian Easter Egg Deluxe Kit gives you the tools to explore 10 different colour dyes and play around with different thicknesses of wax lines with three different tipped traditional candle kistka (wax stylus), along with enough wax to make a dozen eggs.
If you love to experiment and explore variations with your pysanky, then the Deluxe Kit will be a worthwhile investment.
Here is everything you need to tackle the most intricate designs!
All of the items in the kit are proudly made in Canada.
Whichever technique you're doing, wash eggs first with a little bit of dish soap and make sure they are room temperature before you start to dye.
- 3 stainless steel tipped kistka (1 fine, 1 medium & 1 heavy)
- 10 packages of egg dyes (yellow, orange, red, blue, green, pink, gold, brown, black, purple)
- 2 x pure black beeswax (22g each)
- Pysanky Party instruction manual
- complimentary cleaning wire
Traditional Ukrainian eggs are decorated with wax and dipped and redipped in the different dyes to create intricate and symbolic designs. Since the 17th century pysanky have been created to welcome spring and ward off evil spirits. The symbols and colours each have meaning and carrying good wishes. Put together these two elements can tell a very unique story.
Horse: sun, wealth, prosperity
Flowers: wisdom, beauty, elegance,
Oak leaf/acorn: strength and persistence
Deer: masculinity, vicory, leadership
Pine bough: strength, growth, eternal life
Bird: coming of spring, fertility, fulfillment of wishes
White: purity, light, birth.
Yellow: sun, start, moon, harvest.
Orange: endurance, strength, ambition
Red: happiness, hope, passion, sun
Blue: sky, air, good health.
Green: spring, hope, freshness, renewal
Brown: Mother Earth
Black: darkest time before dawn, eternity, respect for the dead.
These dyes can be saved for a few seasons and create the beautiful bright colors pysanky need.
Made in Canada