Found in the beautiful fields of the prairies, the canola flowers shine a magnificent yellow. With our Canola Yellow eggshell pysanka dye you will be able to capture the same magnificence on the surface of your pysanka.
Tofino Sunset (orange) dye covers the egg well and is a wonderful dye to follow Canola Yellow... however please note that our orange dye needs vinegar. Because it uses vinegar, it is not recommended to use as a wash back dye.
The colour orange represents: endurance, strength, & ambition.
Tofino is a small town on the western coast of Vancouver Island, is the last part of Canada to see the sun shine everyday. Our Tofino Sunset dye brings the spirit of Tofino's magical beaches into your pysanka and allows you to capture the unwinding beauty of the setting sun across the Pacific Ocean.
Glowing Hearts is the new name for our Bright Red Pysanka Dye. It truly is a bright brilliant red that is a traditional colour for a Pysanka. Glowing Hearts can stand on it's own or follow Canola Yellow & Tofino Sunset as the third dipped dye.
Glowing Hearts tip: this dye is a very powerful and strong red. It adheres to the eggshell fiercely. You may need to wash it back with ivory soap then dip in vinegar before putting into another darker dye. Even a quick "etch" in 10% vinegar or safe etch, will take the red off and get the shell ready to be dyed again.
Glowing Hearts Red represents happiness, hope, passion & of course love.
Heard during the Canadian national anthem, our "glowing hearts" are representative of our passion for our country and our strong Canadian spirit. The emotion and spirit of our national anthem has been embodied in our Glowing Hearts eggshell pysanka dye.
Orca Black is often the last and final colour used on a pysanka designed eggshell. It allows all the other colours to "pop" and bring brilliance to your pysanka. It’s also beautiful as a one colour pysanka. Have fun using Orca Black.
Orca Black Info: Canada's environmental laws don't allow Acid Black 1 powder dye (often used in pysanka dyes) to be used in our Canadian dye. Our water treatment plants cannot process the dye and so it makes it's way into our streams and waterways. Because of this, our Orca Black has a mixture of different black powder dyes that are easier on the environment.
Orca Black Tip: Sometimes Orca Black needs a little help to cover strong and powerful. An egggshell either needs patience with a 20-25 minute dip, or a wash back of all previous colours before going into Orca Black. This can be achieved with soap and water or with a quick etch with ZEP toilet bowl cleaner or Safe Etch. Once all the previous dye colours are washed away, roll your egg in a vinegar bath (1/2 cup vinegar - 1/2 cup water) or straight vinegar for 30 seconds to prepare the eggshell to accept the Orca Black dye. Now your eggshell will take less than a 5 minute dip with a glorious velvet like coverage.
Black Represents: darkest time before dawn, eternity, respect for the dead and fear or ignorance.
The Orca is one of the most menacing sea creatures in the Arctic Ocean and northern Pacific Ocean, and their apex predator status earns them the title of Killer Whale. Interestingly enough, Orcas are actually a type of dolphin, rather than whales, and it is actually the largest species of dolphin. To celebrate the orcas, we named our black after the most elegant and fearsome creature of the arctic.