The art and craft of pysanky

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It’s always fun to see the new stuff!

May 20, 2017

For the last several years I’ve been going to the Pysanky USA retreat in Pennsylvania to take classes and also to teach classes.  I often come home with unfinished eggs, and (true confession here) don’t always get around to finishing them.  I had some time and energy last week and decided it was time to complete a couple of these projects.  Here’s my favorite from a class taught by Theresa Somerset.

 

April 7, 2017

Last Sunday I had the privilege of working on a goose egg as part of our weekend worship services at Oak Hills Church.  I brought the egg home and finished it yesterday.

 

March 13, 2017

A Trypillian-style ostrich egg.  This one was a LOT of work, but worth it.  Here are the four sides.

January 16, 2017

A new year and new quilt-inspired eggs.quilt-2 quilt1hdr2

 

November 12, 2016

This was a special request egg.  Shades of turquoise with a family poem for a sixteen-year-old granddaughter.syndey

 

February 4, 2016

Experimenting with a new technique this time.  Alcohol inks combined with the usual dyes gave an interesting background.  I liked the way this egg turned out…and I don’t even like orange!

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January 10, 2016

These Trypillian-style eggs are addicting.  Just three colors, but unlimited possibilities.

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January 5, 2016

Pretty blue Delft-inspired eggs to brighten a rainy day!

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June 27, 2015

Getting ready to teach a quilt-inspired egg class at the Pysanky USA retreat in a couple of weeks.  Here are some of my sample eggs.

 

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April 23, 2015

Finally back in my studio just playing.

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August 28, 2014

Last week I took  “Color, Composition, and Create” at the Pysanky USA retreat and here is my class egg.

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June 2, 2014

Finally getting some new egg photos posted.  Here is one of my favorites.

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August 12, 2013

Here’s the results of the advanced shading class I took at the Pysanky USA retreat this year.

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July 22, 2013

Getting beyond the ordinary divisions on the egg is hard for my brain but I like the results.

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July 21, 2013

I’m having so much fun with quilt-inspired designs for the class I’m teaching at the Pysanky USA retreat next week.  Here’s a group photo of a few of the new eggs.

Quilt Eggs en Masse

January 5, 2013

Snowflake egg (top) Snowflake egg (side A) Snowflake egg (side B) Snowflake egg (side C) Snowflake egg (side D)

Another egg exchange project.

December 18, 2012

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Here is one I made for a Christmas egg exchange this year.  So fun to work with reds and greens on the same egg.

November 4, 2012

Playing with shading and colors on a goose egg.  This was a fun one!

August 7, 2012

My first ever etched emu egg.  I’ve had a couple of emu eggs for years, but never quite got up the courage to try working on them.  It really helped to take a class from an expert with lots of experience.

June 27, 2012

New blue floral eggs.

Here’s a large goose egg.

…and a smaller goose egg.

Another small goose egg.

A turkey egg.

And a small quail egg.

February 21, 2012

More black and white eggs.

February 17, 2012

Another wedding egg.

February 15, 2012

A new black and white ostrich egg!

October 18, 2011

Playing with black and white eggs again, only this time with a tiny parakeet egg and a larger turkey egg.

…and thinking about Christmas coming up always puts me in the mood for reds and greens.

June 30, 2011

Sometimes designs that look so simple are really difficult to figure out.  This one stretched my brain a bit until I got the hang of it.

June 25, 2011

New dyes and a new technique equals fun.

June 8, 2011

This may be my best goose egg yet.  I love the bright red against the dark red background.

March 15, 2011

New dye colors open up a whole new world for play.  Here are a couple of samples of my new blues and greens.

And a few more Trypillian designs…

September 21, 2010

These two eggs were custom-made for a friend who had twin boys.  Notice how the eggs are very similar, just like the twins, but each is slightly unique.

September 20, 2010

I had fun exploring  how to accent the vertical aspect of the egg with this one.

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A custom wedding egg.

4 responses

  1. Ellen Springwind

    Hi Teresa,
    Do you remember me? You came to my little farm house and we had tea and shared eggs.
    I happened upon your page while preparing for my Ukrainian Egg workshop here tomorrow. Such superb work. I will be out of town when you are teaching at Carmichael park or I’d be there to learn.
    You are truly a master. I look forward to meeting and connecting again.
    Blessings on your Springtime and classes,
    Ellen Springwind

    March 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    • How good to connect with you again Ellen. I hope your class went well and that you are enjoying this beautiful springtime too.

      March 23, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  2. Julie zeru

    Very Nice eggs! What’s the price range ?

    December 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    • Thanks for asking, Julie. The price depends on the size of the egg, how detailed the design, and how many colors are used. It ranges from $25 for a small, simple chicken egg to over $700 for a large complex ostrich egg. If a particular egg or design interests you, let me know and I can be more specific. Hope that helps!

      December 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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