Learning pysanky is easy, fun and affordable. Continuing in our bi-weekly series we have Tips and Troubleshooting for eggs, beeswax, kistka, dyes, candles, pencil guidelines, removing beeswax, emptying your eggs, varnishing your pysanky, using a drying board, displaying your pysanky and more . . . .
What’s your learning style? is it listening (we have a podcast “Pysanka Power Podcast”), is it watching (we have a YouTube Channel “Baba’s Beeswax” or “iluvpysanky” with multiple playlists), is it doing (we have a tutorial “Teacher Guide”), is it online (we have digital resources including “ZOOM” meetings), or is it reading (we have unique publications from Canada and elsewhere). We’ve been doing all this and more since 1991 and just celebrated our 30th anniversary!
Today’s Tip is to troubleshoot what to do if dyes turn cloudy (i.e. showing evidence of bacteria growth). Simply strain them through cheesecloth, bring to a boil, and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar (keeping in mind that some dyes don’t require vinegar—read your dye directions carefully).
To learn more about pysanky dyes, listen to Episode 3 of our Pysanka Power Podcast “All About Pysanky Dyes” on your favourite app or here.
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