Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion launched its workshop series in 2008. Each workshop focuses on one craft or pastime popular in the 19th century. Crafts or topics of past workshops include crazy quilting, hexagon quits, yo yo quilts, botanical watercolors, Victorian Valentines, applique techniques, writing inspirations, and faux finishes. Instructors are experts in their field with the ability to give clear instruction. All skill levels are welcome. Enrollment in workshops is limited to 12. Each person receives individual instruction.

Pysanky Christmas Ornament Workshop

with Wendy Hallstrom


Embellish your Christmas tree with your own beautifully decorated Pysanky egg. Learning this ancient technique for decorating eggs is actually easy. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of an egg, then dip it into vibrant dyes. We will complete two different eggs in the workshop, and you will keep your kistka and wax to use at home. Join us to make your own little heirloom – it’s a lot of fun and will impress your family and friends!

One workshop – Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Workshop sizes are small so each person receives individual instruction. If the afternoon workshop sells out, the Mansion will consider adding a second Pysanky workshop.

Cost: $40 – includes $10 materials fee

Click here for tickets or call 215-438-1861 for information and tickets