Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pysanky eggs!

My daughter and I took a class in Pysanky eggs last Saturday. It was very fun, didn't require a stash of fabric, and provided immediate gratification! Here are some pictures of the process.

Here Lisa is drawing lines with the nifty tool I can't remember the name of. It has bees wax in a teeny funnel and the hot wax flows through the hole of the funnel for drawing lines.

Dipping into yellow is the first dye step

After dying yellow

The next dye color is orange

The next is red - this is after new lines are drawn before each dip into a new color

Now that the colors are on, it's time to get rid of the wax. Carefully holding it near the candle melts the wax and little by little it's wiped off with paper towels.

Ta Da!

Not bad - not great, but not bad!

1 comment:

  1. I remember doing something like this in Primary school........