24 Apr '11, 6pm

Easter's Most Elegant Eggs

Easter's Most Elegant Eggs

work for pysanky decoration. The food-colors of the American Easter egg tradition, however, aren't usually as bright and permanent as you might want. Strong chemical dyes can, of course, be used . . . since the decorated eggs are much too pretty to eat! But if you want the super-intense hues used by many "pysanky people", you'll have to order your dyes—for about 30¢ per color—from the Ukrainian Gift Shop, 2422 Central Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. (You can get their catalog for 25¢, and—for $8.98 plus $1.25 postage and handling—the Gift Shop will send you a pysanky kit which contains three kistkas, beeswax, 12 dyes, and instructions.)

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