With the current public health situation in the US, all of my in-person workshops are cancelled until further notice. As soon as is possible, I will reschedule. Thank you for your patience and be well!
DYE LIVE! Videos
DYE LIVE! presented by Artworks Trenton is a six-part series on how to dye using what you have at home. Filmed in April 2020. Each episode was filmed on Facebook Live. FREE to enjoy! (Run times: about 30 minutes each.)
Episode 1 – cold soaking and ice dyeing
Episode 2 – dyeing with plants and food
Episode 3 – rust dyeing
Episode 4 – homemade mordants
Episode 5 – shibori with homemade dyes
Episode 6 – how to use all the dye swatches
Kid Friendly Art Projects
This is a short series of pre-recorded virtual art projects, presented by Artworks Trenton. Filmed in April 2020. FREE to enjoy! (Run times: less than 10 minutes each.)
Environmental Art – create art using the outdoors as your canvas
Paper Mache – homemade paper mache
Recycled Books – create mini books using recycled materials
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.
Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Techniques
POSTPONED – TBA
Princeton Arts Council – Princeton, NJ
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).
POSTPONED – TBA
Fashion Design Center of South Jersey – Camden, 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 made from cotton, linen, silk, wool, hemp) to dye. Please wear clothes that can get dirty.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.