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#5 - Secrets to Successful Lemko Pysanky with Basia Andrusko - Saturday August 20th - 9:00am - 11:00am

Secrets to Successful Lemko Pysanky
by Basia Andrusko

Saturday August 20th - 9:00am - 11:00am - Upstairs Office

In this Hands-On Demo, I will share:

  • what are “Lemko” or “Drop Pull” Pysanky
  • charactereistics of several varieties – we will focus on the Lemko Pysanka, (wax off )
  • design ideas & color ideas to make this style Pysanka balanced and pleasing
  • tools and supplies that I use
  • factors that affect line shape, size and uniformity of the dots and commas
  • you will have a chance to practice this technique in class


This will be a two hour hands-on class. I will provide tools and materials for students to try some of the tips discussed. Notes will be provided as a handout.

I will provide all that you need, including 1 practice egg I will have some writing tools and wax warmers (or akit)available for sale, ifdesired. Bring an extra egg.

Cost: $20 CAD per person + $5 Material Fee - please pay Basia at the retreat
Min 5 - Max 15 students per class

About Basia:

I am a retired pharmacist by profession, but my soul is fed by writing Pysanky. This is a tradition learned growing up in a Ukrainian Lemko family, where Pysanky were written each year at Eastertime. Once my two wonderful sons were grown and on their own, pysankarstvo blossomed to a year-round passion for me. Learning how to make Pysanka Jewelry several years ago has taken me to another level. I live in Yardley PA, USA, with my husband Emil and 2 cats Zena (my furry supervisor) and Zoe.

We love to travel, and enjoy friends, food and wine. I am very excited to be a part of this Pysanka retreat.

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