Wednesday 28 March 2012

Pysanka Workshop!

Last year we held an informal pysanka party at Hollie's house. None of us were experts, but with the help of some research and library books, we were able to have a whole bunch of fun and create some beautiful eggs.

This year the Beehive and Needlework are teaming together with the Kosa Kolektiv ladies of Toronto to host another pysanka party. And you're invited! We're super excited to have the ladies of the Kosa Kolektiv coming to share their knowledge of this practice. Here's a little bit about them:

Kosa Kolektiv is composed of several ladies in and around Toronto that aim to revitalize peasant folklore in an urban context. We do this by singing songs, sewing, cooking, planting, crafting, putting on workshops and sharing ideas over tea and good food. There’s something to be said for the simpler pleasures in life, and Kosa Kolektiv embraces them.

Love! They definitely seem to share the same values and interests that we have. How exciting and inspiring!

So come discover pysanka, the art of decorating eggs in the traditional Ukrainian style! Forty percent of the proceeds will go to the Pysanka Home for orphans in Potelech, Ukraine. Space is limited, and a material fee of $20 is required to attend. If you'd like to join us, please contact Needlework via email (, phone (905-667-5663), or in person so we can sign you up.

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