Books I Recommend-click on each book cover for a Link to Buy
UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS by Gorodetskij Taras
My favorite book of all! There are well over 500 hundred eggs-all color plates, of traditional wax design, drop-pull method, and etched egg designs; each egg is photographed from top, bottom and sides. Ukrainian language.
GREAT BOOK OF EGG DECORATING
By Grazia Buttafuoco&Dede Varetto I do not like "how to" books, but this one had excellent patterns for writing Lemko style drop-pull eggs. It is therefore great for a beginner. Buy a used copy.
UKRAINIAN FOLK PYSANKA
By Vera Manko
Ukrainian language, with wonderful color images. 2001. Another great book for the beginner-intermediate pysankar!
NAMALYUYU HOLOS PISNI-I Will Paint the Voice of a Song
by Iryna Vakh, 95 color pages An album containing several hundred detailed Pysanky images of Iryna's original designs. NEW! 2011
RUSYN EASTER EGGS FROM EASTERN SLOVAKIA by Pavlo Markovyč
I believe that my paternal grandmother was a Lemko Ukrainian. This book is all about the Lemko pysanky. It is lovely for me because it is written in English and is a scholarly work on the history, and stylization of motifs. There is a lot of reading for once, as I do not speak Ukrainian(unfortunately). I love the book!
UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS ALBUM
Ukrainian Language, great photos.
Lemko Pysanky - Festival - 2009 in Lviv, UA Prepared by Zenovia Shulha & Mariya Yanko, "Сполом", Lviv, 2009.
You will fall in love with the Lemko "drop-pull" style pysanky, after to look at the elegant photos in this 56 page book that you can download now! (click on the book cover), Ukrainian language.
SIXTY SCORE OF EASTER EGGS by Zenon Elijiw
A comprehensive volume of 1200 full color Ukrainian Easter Eggs, in English and Ukrainian. This book is recommended for new students!The book is expensive, but it is the Pysanky design Bible!
NEW! Solovejky na Ridni Zemelky by Vira Manko Birds have long been elements in Ukrainian culture, in art, folklore and traditions. Here, author brings forth this motifs, focusing on the invocation of spring. Hardcover .
Pysanky in the 21st Century Hardcover – Illustrated by Helen Badulak I would not recommend this book for Beginners. The patterns are complex and would be more suitable for experienced pysankarkas. Go online to see if you can find the best price.
PYSANKAS OF THE UKRAINIAN CARPATHIANS
By Solomchenko, 2002. Ukrainian language. This book has brilliant, color photos, water color design as well as diagrams of pysanky. The addition of photos of pysanky writers both women and men is inspiring. May be difficult to find.
Patterns of Ukrainian Folk Pysanky
by Lviv artist Vira Manko, 20 high quality, color, loose pages held in a high
gloss folder. Pictured are 38 photographic 8 x 10.5 inch plates containing over
1400 individual Pysanka images, grouped by region. Some design and additional
information by the author (Ukrainian language). Ideal for Pysanky classes and parties, as the separate pages can be passed
around. Published and printed in Lviv, Ukraine 2009
by Tetiana Konoval Kyiv, 2007 205 pages, in Ukrainian
The manual book from the artist's own experience; explanation of techniques with additional materials on ethnography and history of pysanka. The author, who is a member of Folk Artists Union, tells about the magic of pysanka ornaments and explains how to develop childrens' creative abilities at the lessons on pysanka. She also explaines different kind of pysanka: krashanka, vydutka, driapanka. The book is meant for the teachers of pysanka art, but it has some lovely motifs and designs, which any pysanky artist would appreciate. Ukrainian Language.
Lemko Easter Eggs from Lypovliany Aleksa Pavleshin. Zagreb,Croatia. 2009
A 65 page book that you can download nowby clicking on the book cover. Ukrainian language, with magnificent color photos of "drop-pull" method of pysanky writing. Looking at these pysanky will make you fall in love with the Lemko style!