Here are some of the eggs I've made in my pysanky class. They aren't finish-finished. I still have the yucky task of blowing out the egg contents. That's probably going to be one of the more harrowing tasks, too, because that's when your egg can crack. Or even explode. Pleasant, huh? (No matter how hard I try, I don't think I could make any needlework explode when I finish-finished it.) Then they'll get sprayed with clear coat. I still need to improve my techniques, like drawing straight lines. And segmenting the egg properly. And I'd like to get a lot better at understanding the dying process. Hmm. I should have said that I still have improve at everything. So don't laugh at my eggs, ok? I've admitted my weaknesses!
This class focuses on using symbols and the designs we're using are quite traditional. It reminds me of the symbols we see in samplers. So these traditional designs are a starting point but really, anything goes. For instance, the green egg was for St. Patrick's Day. Just some little shamrocks, but it was a good exercise in dividing the spaces on the egg.