Decorated eggs are an ancient custom that spans throughout Eastern Europe. In Lithuania the eggs (Marguciai) were either dyed and the design scratched with a sharp tool or wax was applied using the batik method. Natural dyes were used from plant base materials such as dried birch leaves and onion skins. Today, commercial dyes are used which gives the egg a brighter and richer hue.
I will be selling handcrafted etched eggs (goose, duck, turkey, chicken,) that have been dyed then scratched with a blade according to the traditions of my Lithuanian/American family. I began etching eggs fifteen years ago and it has become a relaxation tool as well as a passion. I have exhibited, demonstrated and spoke at several museums and ethnic festivals. In 2012 I appeared on the “Martha Stewart Show” to show the ‘Queen of Crafting’ how to scratch an egg.
This year’s Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10am-4pm on the grounds of the Children’s Museum right in the heart of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
Admission to this all-day event is FREE. There will be a large variety of Making activities, workshops, presentations, performances, crafters and the Museum’s 50+ exhibits.