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Slavic egg decorating

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brightly painted Slavic Easter eggs celebrate the holiday. Creative Commons courtesy photo
Photo by Vladimir Kud

Ventfort Hall celebrates the Easter season with an Eastern European craft in its annual Slavic Easter egg decorating workshops.

This Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs has been passed down for generations. Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, who will again lead the workshop, learned the technique many years ago from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria Krofta.

The technique begins with unwashed eggs (provided by a local poultry farm) which have a residue-free shell surface. Attendees may also bring their own unwashed eggs. The Slavic Easter egg is a wax resistant technique which employs aniline dye later in the process.

The decorating begins with drawing on the egg with wax, followed by immersion in the dye, with repeated wax drawing and dying. The eggs are uncooked and are “blown” out after the decorating has been completed. They may be displayed, when stored carefully, for an indefinite number of years.

The number of seats available at each session is limited, and masks will be required.

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April 1
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ventfort Hall
104 Walker St
Lenox, MA
413-637-3206

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