Wax Resist Decorated Eggs

by Jodi Smith
October 2019
   Artists across Central Europe have been decorating eggs using the wax resist process for over a thousand years.  Learn their secrets, and create your own one-of-a-kind heirlooms.

     Jodi Smith is a descendant of Wendish (Sorbian) immigrants to Texas.  Examples of her naturally dyed eggs have been displayed at the Texas Wendish Heritage Society Museum.  She has been teaching wax resist egg decorating classes for over 25 years.  Now she presents her class material, and much more, in this lavishly illustrated, full color book.

student's eggs
Eggs made by first-time students, in one of Jodi's classes.  Now you can do this, too.
Topics include:
 • making sense of the wax resist process
 • using a waxing pen ("kistka") ("Ukrainian" style, pysanky)
 • dipping a pin in melted wax ("Lithuanian" style, margučiai)

 • dipping a feather in melted wax ("Wendish/Sorbian/Lusatian" style)
 • using commercial and natural dyes
 • author's own tests of 45 natural dye materials
 • traditional “English” and metric units
 • all class materials from the author's egg decorating classes
 • detailed, illustrated instructions, from planning a design though sealing and hollowing the finished egg
 • simple beginner patterns, for each style
 • ideas for easy variations, to personalize your egg
 • 8 basic layouts to start your own original designs
 • 4 different methods for drawing the popular 8-pointed star motif

To Order Your Copy

Paperback book, full color - at Amazon

Wax Resist Egg Decorating book cover