Ukrainian craft tours offers a tempting opportunity to learn national Ukrainian crafts, such as embroidery, pysanka, petrykivka, forging, pottery and weaving.
Embroidery takes a significant place among the diversity of Ukrainian folk art. People have always wanted to decorate the objects that surrounded them, so that their lives also become embellished. If we consider the designs of embroidery, its harmony of colour compounds and rhythm of pattern – it reflect human feelings. Therefore, the embroidery can be happy, funny and also sad, pensive. Ukrainian embroidery is very diverse. Each district and even village has its own favorite colors, their local patterns, their technique of implementation. Variety of embroidery, its artistic perfection for the most part depends on the technique. There are more than a hundred different techniques. 10 - 15 different techniques can be combined in one product. Modern Ukrainian embroidery cherishes folk traditions.
The tradition of making pysanky, i. e. writing Eggs, rooted Long time ago when man was indivisible from nature. Then there were characters like letters of the magic language. Picturing them on the walls of caves, crockery and clothes, people turned to sun, wind, water, earth. Over time they began to write messages on avian egg. Why egg? Probably because ancient people impressed with the appearance of inanimate object a new life. Easter eggs have one colour and are the oldest ones. Later there were many-colored Easter eggs, which are applied in a variety of natural dyes. But color pysanky appeared not only for beauty, but also got its symbolic meaning, the origin of which is not accidental.