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The Randolph Arts Guild offer Ukrainian Egg Craft Class with Karen McFetters

Posted on 01/19/2016
The Randolph Arts Guild offer Ukrainian Egg Craft Class with Karen McFetters
An unidentified previous pysanky pupil removes excess wax from the project egg with the help of a flame from a beeswax candle.

Asheboro, NC - ”Pysanky” (pronounced peh-sahn-keh) is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of writing on eggs with wax.  The vibrant colors are dyed onto each egg with imagery and design symbolizing good luck, posterity and the arrival of Spring.  Local heritage craft guru, Karen McFetters offers two opportunities to learn this ancient craft at the Randolph Arts Guild.  Each class costs $50 for guild members and $55 for non-members.  All materials are included and you take home two completed eggs, egg stands, and a full pysanky kit (so you can make them at home).  Your choice of two dates for this class are Saturday, March 12 or 19 from 10 a.m -- 3 p.m.  Registrants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  Payment and completed registration are required for enrollment.  The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, February 17.  This class meets at the Randolph Arts Guild located in downtown Asheboro at 123 Sunset Avenue.  For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399. 

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Bio: Karen McFetters is known for her ability to inspire anyone.  She has always creatively made use of her hands.  She was making scarves in 2nd grade and graduated to sweaters by the 5th grade.  And she has been knitting ever since.  Even now, her granddaughter enjoys Karen’s (or “Nee-Nee’s”) scarves, hairbows, and the child is even learning to knit herself.   Karen has a gift in sharing her time-honored nimble hands and simply enjoys teaching others to make items for themselves.  She has taught a Ukrainian Pysanky Egg craft classes in the past at the Randolph Arts Guild along with other heritage craft-based projects.  She served as the organizer for the Heritage Village at the 2013 -- 2015 Asheboro Fall Festival.  The village featured a variety of artisans and craftspeople whom demonstrated their abilities on-site.  And Karen continues to knit.  She leads a knitting group that meets weekly. 

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