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People all over the world have decorated eggs for thousands of years. Eggs from chickens, ducks, geese, and even ostriches have been dyed, scratched, painted, and waxed to create beautiful objects for display and celebration. 

 

In April, friends and families joined us to continue the tradition of dying eggs through hands-on exploration at tables positioned around the cabin. They learned about natural dyeing with materials like onion skins, red cabbage, beets, coffee, and turmeric and an age-old decorative technique of scratching. 

 

To top off this fun-filled day, local musician and storyteller Sam Maren shared Appalachian stories and songs on the porch.

 

This event was a community-focused partnership with Penland School of Craft.