Skrobanki at the Duluth Folk School
January 27, 2019

Skrobanki – Polish Scratched Eggs

  •  April 13, 2019
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every line has a story – the character of the line. The thick – the thin, the imperfect. The handmade.

Life in a Polish village, on a farm, meant you had plenty of eggs. The egg, the symbol of new life, Spring, and rebirth.

Skrobanki at the Duluth Folk School


In this class, we will work on an empty natural dyed egg and a full egg that is aniline dyed. This style of egg decorating is popular in the Slask Opole region in Poland. Skrobanki is the Polish name for the beautiful scratch egg tradition in Poland and other Eastern European countries.

You will learn how to make a delicate pattern using knives, pins and other scratch tools into the surface to reveal the white shell of the egg.

We are also offering a Pisanki class, but Skrobanki is definitely the more difficult technique!

Registration Includes

The instructor  will provide the designs, instruction, eggs, and natural and aniline dyes. You will leave with an incredible sense of ‘….ahhhh, I did that!’ You will leave with knowledge, understanding and technical skills of the amazing Polish folk art of Skrobanki.

Skill Level

This class is appropriate for any skill level

Best for Ages…

13 and up

You should bring…

Just bring yourself!

Feedback about the instructor from previous classes…

“John Rajtar is talented, interesting, funny, and he really created a great atmosphere for learning.”

“He was so cool! Brought examples of his work, so knowledgeable, and also prepared a ‘lecture’ on polish culture. I’d love to take another class from him!”



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

Main Floor Space


Question or comment?


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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