Workshops

Shibori and Indigo Dye Techniques

Want to host a shibori workshop?  I’m available for hire!  I can cater to schools and private events.  Please contact me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com with any questions.

 


Indigo Shibori: Japanese Dye Techniques (Adult Workshop, 18+)
Saturday, September 9th at 12-4pm
This workshop is an introduction to Shibori for adults. Shibori is a Japanese resist dye technique which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Participants will create an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo.  Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Registration is OPEN – click here!
Artworks Trenton – Trenton, NJ

Drop In & Dye Shibori Demo (All Ages)
Sunday, September 10th, 2:00-5:00pm

Join me for an afternoon of shibori at Clayton Park in the Imlaystown School Activity Center.  I will have textiles for sale, as well as a drop in & dye station with small items to dye on site for sale.
Clayton Park, 202 Davis Station Road, Imlaystown, NJ

Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)
Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00-4:30pm

Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Participants will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring 4 sm /med articles of white, pre-washed 100% cotton, linen, silk, or wool (i.e. scarf, t-shirt) to dye, rubber gloves, and a $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.
Registration IS OPEN!  $40 per person.  (registration code: Z5674A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Introduction to Shibori: Japanese Resist Dyeing (Adult Workshop, 18+)
Sunday, October 15th, 10:00am- 4:00pm

Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques (akin to American tie-dye), which create unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing.  Students will produce an array of designs dyed in traditional, beautiful indigo.  Learn about the history of shibori, the vocabulary associated to the dyeing process, and a variety of folding and binding techniques. Open to all levels.  $20 materals fee per person
REGISTRATION IS OPEN – CLICK HERE!
The Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)
Sunday, November 12th at 1:00-4:30pm

Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Participants will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring 4 sm /med articles of white, pre-washed 100% cotton, linen, silk, or wool (i.e. scarf, t-shirt) to dye, rubber gloves, and a $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.
Registration IS OPEN!  $40 per person.  (registration code: Z5674A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Youth Art League at Artworks Trenton

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

AUGUST: Automata

Explore the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical toys. Participants will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive using recycled materials, paper, and string.

  • August 5th – Simple Machines
    Learn the basics of creating automata with paper and your imagination.
  • August 19th – People, Places, and Things
    Let’s step up our mechanical game by making more complicated automata that relate to people, places, and things.
  • August 26th – Kinetic Toys
    Create a motion activated toy with everyday materials.

REGISTER NOW!

OCTOBER: Halloween Art

  • October 14th – Black cat collage
    MEEEOOOOW!  The black cats are howling for Halloween!  Let’s make a fun collage about this mischievous little critters.
  • October 21st – Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls
    The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors and remembers family and friends who have passed away.  Join us in creating beautiful sugar skulls in memory of someone special.
  • October 28th – Pumpkin spice still life
    Mmm!  Is someone baking a pie?  Join us to paint a lively pumpkin still life with spice-scented paints.

NOVEMBER: Young Artist Series

  • November 11th – Create Your Own Sketchbook
    Many artists use sketchbooks as a journal to keep all their creative thoughts together. Join us to create your very own sketchbook!
  • November 18th – Create Your Own Art Travel Bag
    Are you an artist on the go? Join us to create your very own art supply roll up bag so you can make art anytime, anywhere!

DECEMBER: Sewing and Fiber Art

  • December 2nd – Circular weaving
    Let’s keep busy this winter making beautiful art! Join us to create a one of a kind woven piece on a recycled record.
  • December 9th – Puppets
    Are your fingers chilly? Join us to create some zany finger puppet characters to keep your digits toasty this winter.
  • December 16th – Embroidered pillow
    Scented, embroidered pillows make great holiday gifts! Join us to embroider, sew, and stuff mini decorative pillows, with the option to add a soothing lavender scent.

Teen Art League at Artworks Trenton

Ages 13-17, Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm

AUGUST: Automata

Explore the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical toys. Participants will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive using recycled materials, paper, and string.

  • August 5th – Simple Machines
    Learn the basics of creating automata with paper and your imagination.
  • August 19th – People, Places, and Things
    Let’s step up our mechanical game by making more complicated automata that relate to people, places, and things.
  • August 26th – Kinetic Toys
    Create a motion activated toy with everyday materials.

REGISTER NOW!

OCTOBER: Halloween Art

  • October 14th – Horror Movie Posters
    MUWHAHAHA! What gives you nightmares? Let’s design a poster for your very own horror movie.
  • October 21st – Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls
    The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors and remembers family and friends who have passed away.  Join us in creating beautiful sugar skulls in memory of someone special.
  • October 28th – Pumpkin spice still life
    Mmm!  Is someone baking a pie?  Join us to paint a lively pumpkin still life with spice-scented paints.

NOVEMBER: Young Artist Series

  • November 11th – Create Your Own Sketchbook
    Many artists use sketchbooks as a journal to keep all their creative thoughts together. Join us to create your very own sketchbook!
  • November 18th – Create Your Own Art Travel Bag
    Are you an artist on the go? Join us to create your very own art supply roll up bag so you can make art anytime, anywhere!

DECEMBER: Sewing and Fiber Art

  • December 2nd – Circular weaving
    Let’s keep busy this winter making beautiful art! Join us to create a one of a kind woven piece on a recycled record.
  • December 9th – Puppets
    Are your hands chilly? Join us to create some zany hand puppets that double as gloves to keep warm this winter!
  • December 16th – Embroidered pillow
    Scented, embroidered pillows make great holiday gifts! Join us to embroider, sew, and stuff mini decorative pillows, with the option to add a soothing lavender scent.

More Community Events and Classes

None available at this time