EggCessories

 
 

Egg-Cessories pysanka dyes were produced by a couple in British Columbia, and there were 13 colors altogether:

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10

#11

#12

#13

Yellow

Orange

Bright Red

Black

Wine Red

Blue

Pink

Green

Purple

Turquoise

Magenta

Brown

Gold


All the dyes except pink require vinegar.  Some are similar to the standard UGS dyes, and some are quite different.  Their Gold, for instance, was much more stable than the UGS version, but not quite as intensely colored.

Luckily, the company was purchased by Kathy Schoenfelder-Verrelli of Toronto, who has reenergized the business and added many new products to the store’s inventory, while continuing to produce the older ones.

Ukrainian EggCessories has increased their dyes from 13 to 20 pysanka/  colors, and the new dyes are being packaged with 1 tsp of dye powder in each envelope.  They used to be packaged by weight (1g), now they are packaged by volume.  This means some dye powder packs now have double the dye powder which gives a faster and richer dye; i.e. there is no need to double up dye packs. 

Kathy has also given all the dyes Canadian themed names, which can be a bit confusing for those of us for whom cream soda is not a shocking pink color and Yukon Gold is a variety of potato.  It was nice of her to name a color after my niece, though!


#01 Canola Yellow 
#02 Tofino Sunset (orange)
#03 Glowing Hearts (red)
#04 Orca Black 
#05 Okanagan Wine 
#06 Niagara Blue (medium blue)
#07 Cream Soda Pink 
#08 Laurentian Green 
#09 Crown Purple 
#10 Glacier Turquoise 
#11 Magenta Fireweed 
#12 Beaver Brown 
#13 Yukon Gold 
#14 Huron Blue (dark blue)
#15 Kalyna Red (deep red)
#16 Sweetgrass  (chartreuse)
#17 Sacred Amaranth 
#18 Borealis Green  (yellow green)
#19 Monarch Orange (pumpkin)
#20 Viking Violet 


There is also an unnumbered “Cleansing Orange” dye, which I assume is vinegar free and will be god for doing an orange rinse.









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