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

NEW! Indigo Shibori Boro Tote Bags (Adults)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10:00am-2:00pm
$100/student tuition plus $20/student for materials
To register: call 908-273-9121 or click here
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

TOTE BAGS WILL BE HANDMADE IN CLASS. Create a handmade tote bag with a unique Japanese boro-inspired accent! Boro (translated as “ragged”) is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches to mend clothing. Make a tote bag from scratch with a sewing machine, and learn to hand stitch fabric appliques using the boro stitch to create a decorative focal point. No previous sewing experience required! All basic materials needed for the workshop are included, however, please bring some fabric scraps to personalize your project.

NEW! Indigo Shibori Boro Tote Bag (Adults)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am-1:30pm
$45/person plus $5/person materials fee payable to instructor
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: Z8991A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

TOTE BAGS WILL BE PROVIDED. Decorate a tote bag with a hand sewn Japanese inspired accent! Participants will hand stitch indigo shibori fabric onto a tote using boro stitch techniques to create a decorative focal point. Boro (translated as “ragged”) is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches (or functional embroidery) to mend clothing. All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. All basic materials are included. Please bring 5-10 small scraps of lightweight fabric to integrate into your design (old clothes, quilting fabric, etc), and $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adults)

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00pm-5:30pm
$95/person
To register online click here or call 848-404-9346.
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo shibori! Shibori is a series of Japanese resist dye techniques which create unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful 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:
10-15 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!

NEW! DIY Felt Succulents (Adults)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 10:00am-2:00pm
$80/student tuition plus $20/student materials
To register: call 908-273-9121 or click here
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Learn how to make decorative faux-plants out of colorful felt! Make a cheerful potted succulent while learning basic hand stitching techniques, and how-to construct 3-D objects from felt. All levels welcome—no sewing experience required. All materials provided.

Advanced Indigo Shibori: Stitch Resist (Adults)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00-6:00pm
$45/person plus $10/person material fee payable to instructor
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZBA92A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

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 Workshop (Adults)

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:00am-2:30pm
$45/person plus $10/person material fee payable to instructor
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZB992A)
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.

Youth & Teen Workshops

NEW! Felt Creation: Donuts! (Ages 14-17)

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10:00am-2:00pm
$80/student tuition plus $20/student for materials
To register: call 908-273-9121 or click here
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Learn how to make everyday objects out of colorful felt! Create a tasty-looking donut using patterns, basic hand stitching techniques, and ways to construct 3-D objects from felt. All levels welcome—no previous sewing experience necessary. Wear comfy clothing and bring a smile! All materials provided.
Call 908-273-9121 to register.

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

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 1:00pm-5:30pm
$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!

NEW! Handmade Stamped Tote Bags (Ages 14-17)

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:00am-2:00pm
$80/student tuition plus $20/student for materials
To register: call 908-273-9121 or click here
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Sew a tote bag and personalize it with hand carved stamps! First learn how to make a tote bag from scratch with a sewing machine. Then carve rubber stamps and learn how to print onto fabric to create a decorative focal point on the tote. All levels welcome—no previous sewing experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty. All materials provided. Call 908-273-9121 to register.