Workshops

Want to host a workshop?  I’m available for hire!  I cater to artists of all ages, including schools and private events.  Please contact me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com.

Adult Workshops

Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Techniques (Adults)

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:00-2:00pm
$85/person plus $20 for materials
To register online click here or call 908-273-9121
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where artists fold, bind, and sew fabric prior to the dyeing process to create beautiful patterns on the material (similar to tie-dyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, and then immerse their pieces into indigo dye baths. Wear clothes that can get messy and prepare to have fun. All levels welcome! Some materials provided. Please click here for more information.


To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Ages 13+)

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00-5:00pm
$65/person
To register online click here or call 848-404-9346
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo shibori during our adult/teen workshop! This workshop for ages 13 and older is a great opportunity for a mixed-ages creative social outlet: take this alone or with friends and experience vivid satisfying results! Shibori is a series of Japanese resist dye techniques which create unique patterns on fabric by folding and binding. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in indigo. The instructor will teach the basic methods for shibori as well as how to dye with synthetic indigo. The possibilities are endless: see below in the “Students Must Bring” section for project suggestions.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Dyeing tools, indigo dye vats, aprons, practice fabric, and other items needed for the workshop will be provided.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:
tudents should bring: 8-10 small/medium items to dye that are pre-washed, light-colored or white, and made of 100% natural fiber. Natural fiber items can be made of cotton, wool, silk, hemp, etc. Some popular items to dye are scarves, baby onesies, t-shirts, dish towels, white pillow covers, and fabric cut by the yard. Thick fabrics, such as denim, are slightly harder to work with so softer fabrics would be good for beginners. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a pair of long cuffed rubber kitchen gloves. *Food and beverage is encouraged!


To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adults)

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00-4:30pm
$45/person plus $10/person material fee payable to instructor
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1 (Registration code: Z6893A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring 10-15 small/medium pre-washed, light-colored, 100% natural fiber items (scarves, t-shirts, napkins, etc) to dye. Please also bring long cuffed rubber gloves and $10.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston, and wear clothes that can get dirty.


Visible Mending (Ages 10+)

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 11:30am-1:30pm
$22/person
Online registration
BSB Gallery – Trenton, NJ

Instead of throwing away a beloved shirt or a well-worn hand towel, learn how to decoratively fix a hole or a rip by patching it. Boro (translated as “ragged”) is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches (or functional embroidery) to mend clothing and fabric. All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. Participants should bring an item of clothing or cloth that has a rip or hole in it that needs repair. All other basic materials are included.


Japanese Stab and Stitch Books (Adults)

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00-4:00pm
$30/person plus $5/person material fee payable to instructor
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1 (Registration code: A8693A)
Freneau Woods Park – Aberdeen Township, NJ

Learn how to create simple books with needle and thread using Japanese stab binding techniques. Students can use these binding methods to make their own artist sketchbooks, photo albums, comic books, poetry journals or zines. No previous experience required. Please bring $5 payable to Kate Eggleston for materials.


Youth & Teen Workshops

To Dye For! Indigo Dyeing & Shibori for Teens (ages 14-17)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 1:00-4:00pm
$65/person plus $20 for materials
To register online click here or call 908-273-9121
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where artists fold, bind, and sew fabric prior to the dyeing process to create beautiful patterns on the material (similar to tie-dyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, and then immerse their pieces into indigo dye baths. Wear clothes that can get messy and prepare to have fun. All levels welcome! Some materials provided. Please click here for more information.


To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Ages 13+)

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00-5:00pm
$65/person
To register online click here or call 848-404-9346
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo shibori during our adult/teen workshop! This workshop for ages 13 and older is a great opportunity for a mixed-ages creative social outlet: take this alone or with friends and experience vivid satisfying results! Shibori is a series of Japanese resist dye techniques which create unique patterns on fabric by folding and binding. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in indigo. The instructor will teach the basic methods for shibori as well as how to dye with synthetic indigo. The possibilities are endless: see below in the “Students Must Bring” section for project suggestions.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Dyeing tools, indigo dye vats, aprons, practice fabric, and other items needed for the workshop will be provided.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:
tudents should bring: 8-10 small/medium items to dye that are pre-washed, light-colored or white, and made of 100% natural fiber. Natural fiber items can be made of cotton, wool, silk, hemp, etc. Some popular items to dye are scarves, baby onesies, t-shirts, dish towels, white pillow covers, and fabric cut by the yard. Thick fabrics, such as denim, are slightly harder to work with so softer fabrics would be good for beginners. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a pair of long cuffed rubber kitchen gloves. *Food and beverage is encouraged!


Visible Mending (Ages 10+)

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 11:30am-1:30pm
$22/person
Online registration
BSB Gallery – Trenton, NJ

Instead of throwing away a beloved shirt or a well-worn hand towel, learn how to decoratively fix a hole or a rip by patching it. Boro (translated as “ragged”) is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches (or functional embroidery) to mend clothing and fabric. All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. Participants should bring an item of clothing or cloth that has a rip or hole in it that needs repair. All other basic materials are included.