Ukrainian Eggcessories has been supplying Ukrainian and batik egg artists across the globe for over 35 years. We provide Canadian-made candle-heated and electric kistky, pysanka eggshell dyes and beeswax. Let's get you started on this magical journey! Scroll down to find everything you'll need. We also offer complete kits for all levels of experience. ~ Kathy
Instructors... this is a wonderful kit to offer all your students in your upcoming pysanky classes. Your students will thank-you because their "Eggcitement Starts Here" kit will be what keeps them coming back. They'll be chanting your name while leaving your workshop with the pysanky they just finished as well as some pysanky supplies to call their own.
I'm sure you've experienced when your students don't want to give up their prized kistky and now they don't have to.
Spread The Joy by picking up this "Eggcitement Starts Here" - Student Pysanky Kit
Comes with a complementary cleaning wire.
Want just enough supplies and yet know that you'll have everything you need to start creating your very own Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Egg? Look no further.
This kit gives you everything you need to make beautiful pysanky!
Comes with a complementary cleaning wire.
Please Note: the medium will replace the Fine in this kit until new inventory comes in.
Once you learn how to write Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) a whole new world of art, meditation, prayer and expression opens up for you. You know you've reached this level when you find yourself excited to write more than just a couple Pysanky and can't wait to try new designs and colours.
The "I Love Egging Pysanky Kit" from Ukrainian EggCessories gives you the tools to explore 13 different colour dyes and play around with different thicknesses of wax lines with three different tipped traditional candle kistky, along with enough wax to make a dozen eggs. If you love to experiment and explore variations with your pysanky, then the "I Love Egging" will be a worthwhile investment.
Here is everything you need to tackle the most intricate designs!
Please Note: the XFine size kistka will replace the Fine kistka in this kit until new inventory comes in.
"Mama!" my son shrieked with glee, "I drew a circle around the egg, straight and same width, without breaking the egg! Mama! Come see!"
The joy a mother and child reach with a bit of practice is worth every second. Sure it took him many tries, and now we've come to love our family time together as we prepare unique and colorful Pysanky for Easter. This joy surpasses anything we do together - unless it's eating fresh homemade perogies! Same joy!
Gather friends and family around the table for an unforgettable eggsperience!
What's in it?
This pysanky kit contains:
Below you will find more information about what dye colours are available, what designs you might want to write on your egg along with the meanings and symbolisms to consider. This is where the fun begins!
Ukrainian EggCessories has 20 colours in our eggshell dye line. The colour combinations you now have with these 20 colours will help you create the traditional pysanky designs with ease as well as give you options to explore fun new colour combinations.
You'll also notice that all our dyes have a Canadian theme. Why'd we do that? Well, because we are Canadian. And these are the only dyes that are mixed and packaged in Canada and we're pretty proud of that.
Plus Canadians are known to be light hearted and fun... so why not let our dyes be the same.
We want you to have just as much fun with the eggshell dyes, trusting that the dyes have been tested and re-mixed to give you the best coverage and brightness. Our dyes are very comparable with all the other pysanka dye companies so jump in, grab some dyes and have fun!!
Traditional Ukrainian eggs (also known as pysanky) were dyed in many colours, and each colour had a meaning.
White: purity, light, birth
Yellow: sun, stars, moon, harvest, warmth, youth, happiness
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
Traditional Ukrainian eggs (also known as pysanky) were decorated with symbols that carried meaning and good wishes.
Horse: wealth and prosperity
Flowers: wisdom, beauty, and elegance
Bird: coming of spring and fertility
Oak Leaf/Acorn: strength and persistence
Spirals: defence and protection
Pine Bough: strength, growth, and eternal life
Crosses: Christ and the four corners of the world
Roses: love and caring
Deer: masculinity, victory, and leadership
See more meanings of symbols and colours here in our activity pages.
Print off & cut these perfectly sized Mini Dye Labels to label your dye jars. Cover them with clear packing tape for easy identification. I print out two, one for the jar and one for the lid. Have fun!
Never worry about which dye colour order you should dip your egg in when writing Pysanky. Click here to download and print your pdf version of the Dye Sequence Chart on the right.
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We have created an online Facebook group as a place to share your creations and excitement of writing pysanky.
Here we gather, share photos, stories, tips and tricks and support each other in our successes. If this feels like a place you'd like to join and hang out in... then click the link here to transport to our Facebook group, request to join and start sharing your pysanky fun!
Come join, share and support!