NORTH PORT, Fla. – Irene Copie and Bohdana Puzyk, members of Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 56 in North Port, Fla., conducted a demonstration of Ukrainian crafts and a discussion of Ukrainian culture and traditions at the Sarasota Embroidery Guild in nearby Sarasota on February 24.
Both women shared family stories, discussed the Ukrainian language and heritage, and demonstrated the art of making traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs, or pysanky, while explaining the meaning of their various colors and symbols.
Although the guild was most focused on traditional Ukrainian embroidery and methods, Mss. Copie and Puzyk’s demonstration and talk got the attendees out of their seats for a better view.
The UNWLA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating others about Ukrainian culture and heritage, and supporting charitable and educational causes in Ukraine and elsewhere.