Friday, January 24, 2014

Ukrainian Egg Demonstration Schedule for 2014

As of today, I have a list of dates for Ukrainian Egg Demonstrations for 2014:

At Frog Hollow Craft Gallery on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont-
Saturday, March 29th, from 12:00-2:00pm     Free and open to the public

At Artists' Mediums Art Supply Store in Williston, Vermont-*
Saturday, April 5th, 1:00-3:00pm (Preregister for space and small sitting fee)
(802)879-1236

At the Drawing Board Art Supply Store in Montpelier, Vermont-*
Saturday, April 12th, 12:00-2:00pm      Free and open to the public
 
At Frog Hollow Craft Gallery on Church Street in Burlington, again-
Sunday, April 13th, 12:00-2:00pm      Free and open to the public

*Denotes Ukrainian Egg Art Supplies and Kits available for sale!

The pictures I've included are designs that have been drawn on with pencil, and then waxed over with darkened beeswax. Everything that has been waxed will be white when the wax is melted off. The above design is from the Hutsul region, featuring many bands and geometric shapes.

This design is the traditional "saddle-bag" design with a rose medallion in each quadrant. The fun part is picking out the colors of dyes that the egg will be dipped in, usually from light to dark.

Here are 12 extra large chicken eggs that have been waxed, and then dipped into the first of each of their respective dyes, to be waxed once, twice, or many times more. The more colors you see on an egg, the more trips to the dye baths and back out to be waxed to preserve that color! Whew! A lot of work for one little egg! Hope to see you out at one of the many demonstrations at the many fine establishments that are hosting me this year! Now, back to the egging bench I go!




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