Workshops

With the current public health situation in the US, I will probably have to cancel and reschedule more of my workshops. Please visit this site or contact the venue before the workshop to make sure it is still on. Thank you for your patience and be well!

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.

Workshop prices vary depending on the host organization’s pricing, whether or not the location has NJ or federal arts funding, and/or is a private business.

Adult Workshops

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori

CANCELLED
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Sashiko: Japanese Functional Embroidery

POSTPONED – TBA
Belmar Arts Council – Belmar, NJ
Members: $25/person, Non-members: $35/person
$20 materials fee (Payable in class to instructor. Cash or check only. Exact change is appreciated.)
Discover the beauty of traditional Japanese embroidery! The Japanese word sashiko means “little stabs,” referring to the small running stitches used to create intricate patterns. Participants will hand stitch a traditional sashiko pattern of their choice using white thread on indigo blue fabric. All materials are provided. Each participant will receive a mini sashiko kit to use in class and take home, which is included in the materials fee. No sewing experience required – all levels welcome.

Advanced Indigo Shibori: Stitch Resist

CANCELLED
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ
$45/person
Create unique Japanese inspired designs using only a needle and thread! Participants will hand stitch and hand dye fabric in beautiful indigo using the Japanese technique of nui shibori (stitch resist). All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. All materials are included. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, bring a pair of long cuffed rubber gloves, and bring a $10.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston

Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Techniques

POSTPONED – TBA
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ
$90/person plus $20 material fee
Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where beautiful patterns are created by folding, binding, and sewing fabric before dyeing (akin to tiedyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, and then immerse their pieces into indigodye baths. Wear clothes that can get messy and prepare to have fun. Some materials provided.

Advanced Indigo Shibori: Stitch Resist

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 9:00am-1:30pm
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ
Registration: ZA902A
$45/person
Create unique Japanese inspired designs using only a needle and thread! Participants will hand stitch and hand dye fabric in beautiful indigo using the Japanese technique of nui shibori (stitch resist). All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. All materials are included. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, bring a pair of long cuffed rubber gloves, and bring a $10.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:00am-1:30pm
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ
Registration: ZA702A
$45/person
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.

Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Techniques

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00am-2:30pm
Princeton Arts Council – Princeton, NJ
Registration: 2S-4400-120-0093
Members: $55/person, Non-members: $65/person
Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where artists fold and bind 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. Students should bring up to 10 small to medium items (cloth napkins, baby onesies, t-shirt, etc) from home to dye that are light-colored, prewashed and dried, and are made of 100% natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, wool, linen, etc). Wear clothes that can get messy and prepare to have fun. All levels welcome! Please bring long cuffed kitchen gloves and $10 payable to Kate Eggleston (check or cash).

Indigo Shibori

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:30am-3:00pm
Fashion Design Center of South Jersey – Camden, NJ
$55/person
Register
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 made from cotton, linen, silk, wool, hemp) to dye. Please wear clothes that can get dirty.

Nui Shibori: Stitch Resist Indigo Dyeing

POSTPONED – TBA
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ
$90/person plus $20 material fee
Create unique, Japanese-inspired designs with just a needle and thread! Nui shibori (stitch resist) is a Japanese dyeing technique that starts by sewing a running stitch in a pattern or design. The threads are then pulled tightly to gather the cloth before submerging in indigo dye. Wherever the cloth has been gathered, dye will be resisted, resulting in beautiful positive and negative patterns, shapes, and images. No previous sewing or dyeing experience is required. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a pair of long, cuffed rubber gloves.


Youth & Teen Workshops

Keep your eyes peeled for future workshops! I have private workshops available for sale on my Shop page. I’m also available for private parties, etc. Feel free to email me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com with any questions.