Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Easter egg decoration

Today we'd like to show you a crash course of Easter egg decoration.
Let's start!

step 1.
Draw a pattern with a pencil


step 2.
Apply wax using a special tool


step 3.
Dip it in a dye

And then you need to dry it with a towel paper and softly remove wax using a flannel cloth.
If you want to make a colorful egg, you can apply the next layer of wax and dip the egg in the next color.

Unfortunately, we had no time to wait untill the end of the presentation. Making each egg took almost an hour!
If you'd like to find out what the batik decorated eggs looks like click
here!

All the photos were taken during the education show in the City Museum by Arkadiusz Belica
phot. by Marito

13 comments:

Dobrawka said...

Tylko skąd wziąć ten special tool? Ech, znowu się skończy na pisankach malowanych flamastrami...

Fio said...

Special tool mozna zrobić z ołówka i blaszki, ktorą zakończone są (były?) sznurówki do butów :D
Chociaż to na zdjęciu, to akurat końcówka metalowej, pewnie też nie do zdobycia, igły do strzykawek (wiem, wiem, BHP)
;-)

brattcat said...

Thank you for the lesson, Fio. That is one beautiful egg in the third photo down.

Cezar and Léia said...

Many thanks for this post and for the links! I will check it certainly!Great tradition!
Kind Regards,
Léia

m_m said...

Super:) Ale faktycznie...godzina na jedno jajko!

Vogon Poet said...

I would have never imagined it was like that: great set of photos!

Z said...

An hour for one egg! That's a pretty involved procedure.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great photos of an annual tradition. I really likey our last photo! I am really glad you enjoyed the Crazy 88 butterfly! It truly was real and free in the wild.

cieldequimper said...

Now I know how some of my family's eggs were made!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Many thanks for this series. It seems almost incredible that painting or drawing on eggs is possible.
I think we have in the periphery of Marburg some few villages who have similar egg decorations.

Julie said...

I am glad this sort of tradition continues. I gather that the eggs are blown first. What do you think happens to them after they have been painted? Maybe they are just thrown out next week? I guess the organic material inside the egg starts to rot.

Drambliukas said...

It reminds me the time I went for Polish Easter breakfast in the US. The eggs in the table were very beautiful (I always wondered how they do it). The only problem I had was with żurek (it was too heavy for me, and I don't like eggs at all).

Fio said...

Julie - we usually use empty eggs shells for decorating :)

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