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About Ukrainian EggCessories

“You’re such a Ukrainian!” my cousin giggled as she looked at my collection of eggs. Was I offended?  Heck, I was filled with joy that my half blood Ukrainian heritage glowed through my work.

With a last name like Verrelli, no one would guess I had Ukrainian blood in me at all. So this was a treat.

“What do you mean?”, I asked her grinning ear to ear.

“Look at these!” she admired. “They’re beautiful, and best part, you also build electric kistka’s to make it easier for people like me to even want to create an Easter egg. Kudo’s girl!”

Hi there! I am Kathy Verrelli (Schoenfelder-Hrapchak) and I can proudly say EggCessories is a heartfelt project I happily took on.

The original owners, Michael & Gloria Olynyk offered products and services to Canadians who love the art of egg writing. Then, after over 35 years they made the decision to retire so I took the business over.

And here we are:

Ukrainian EggCessories manufactures and sells the essential tools and supplies to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs called Pysanky, featuring the "Ukrainian EggCessories" Electric Kistka" originally designed by Michael Olynyk.  You can read more of the Olynyk’s story on our blog.

Ukrainian EggCessories believes that the creation of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) is an art form that is accessible and fun for everyone.  From the beginner to the expert artist, from Pysanky teacher to learner... young and old, Ukrainian or non-Ukrainian, I promise that with the right supplies, Ukrainian Easter Eggs can be created by anyone.  

EggCessories is committed to manufacturing quality products that are uniquely made in Canada.  Reasonable prices make it easy to spread the spiritual beauty and art of Pysanky, while following the Ukrainian belief that as long as pysanky are being made, evil will not prevail in the world.

Slavic history shows us that hand-written and dyed Easter eggs are believed to ward off evil spirits and misfortune and the intricate designs are believed to shield households from evil spirits. The techniques are passed down generations since the 17th century.  Sure, some think this warding off evil is just mumbo-jumbo, but the traditionalists not only enjoy the art of pysanky, the joyous energy radiating into the home is surely a pure sign of love for family. Nothing beats that!

So look around, enjoy the delightful pictures of eggs and vibrant colours.  Then order your kit and begin radiating joy into your home today.