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Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye

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Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye

Jane Pollak

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Truly exquisite designs, intricate details, and brilliant color schemes come together in this new DIY book on decorating eggs. This age-old craft is given new life through gemlike color dyes and beeswax. Design a simple two-color pattern, such as a snowflake or a Mexican stamp. Go traditional with a Ukrainian egg. You can even “quilt” on your eggs with a patchwork or appliqué design. Using dyes and beeswax, these eggs can be fanciful house decorations or fun gifts for family and friends. Chapters include basic decorating tips and how to choose your colors. With illustrated step-to-step instructions and a gallery of completed projects, you’ll be creating your own dynamic eggs in no time at all. This book is perfect for crafters and painters of all skill level.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 10″ | 200 color photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346545 | Binding: soft cover

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Jane Pollak is one of the northeast’s foremost coaches of entrepreneurial women and a living example of how to turn a passion into a thriving business. A successful entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and business coach, Jane launched her professional career in an unlikely field: egg decoration. Having earned a Masters from Columbia Teachers College, Jane taught high school early on in her career. What began as a class project became a passion for pysanky — the Ukranian word for “eggs which have been written on.” Jane’s artistic talents and keen attention to the smallest detail were ideally suited for this precise, highly creative art form. Even so, there were times when the challenges of part-time entrepreneurship and motherhood — Jane was raising three children in suburban Connecticut — required real tenacity and perseverance. Jane’s story is an odyssey that led her from remote craft fairs and customer rejections to an invitation to the White House and appearances on NBC’s Today Show. National publications featured Jane’s artwork as early as 1985, when her patchwork quilt eggs were showcased in the magazine Country Living. Since then, her work has appeared in the New York Times and other prominent publications. Currently, Jane lives in New York City.