Thursday, February 18, 2016

Santa Fe: Ukranian Easter Egg Demonstration Just in time for Easter

Susan’s Christmas Shop in Santa Fe is magically transformed into Susan’s Easter shop each spring. Once again Susan’s Easter Shop is sponsoring a free demonstration of the ancient art of pysanky.

This year it will be February 27, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Hotel St. Francis on Don Gaspar in downtown Santa Fe.

Pysanky have been made for two thousand years in Ukraine. The technique involves batik, or wax resist. The tool used is a writing pen that holds melted beeswax. That tool is called a kistka, and comes in fine, medium and heavy. Only pure beeswax is used. Brilliant dyes are used.

Susan Summers will be there to show her expert level of skill.  She does traditional and southwest designs on eggs.

Ukranian eggs are also for sale at the shop.

Susan’s Christmas Shop
115 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501