Workshops

Indigo Dye & Shibori 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 Dyeing Demo – Wool Days Spring Festival (All Ages) – FREE!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 12:00-3:00pm
I will be doing a indigo dyeing demo this year at the festival on Sunday, April 29th at 12-3pm. It’s free event! You can dye a towel on site and take it home with you the same day. This annual event is held at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel, which is one of my favorite places in Monmouth County. Fingers crossed for great weather!

Here is a description of the event:
Become a part of 18th-century farm life during our Wool Days Spring Festival at  Holmes-Hendrickson House in Holmdel, activities include spinning and weaving demonstrations, indigo dyeing and perusing the Craft Fair featuring a variety of local artisans. Join us on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 12-3 pm for our Annual Wool Days Spring Festival. Start at Longstreet Farm for sheep-shearing, then take a wagon ride to the Holmes-Hendrickson House for fabric dyeing, carding, spinning, and weaving demonstrations, with hands-on activities! The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Monmouth County Historical Association website.

Drop-in-and-Dye Booth (All Ages) – 4th Annual Creative Arts & Music Festival

Satuday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00am-5:00pm
This is my 2nd year participating, and I can’t wait! The festival is held at Thompson Park in Lincroft. I’ll have a drop-in-and-dye booth set up where you can purchase a variety of blank items to dye and take home. You won’t end up with Smurf hands – I supply the gloves and aprons! I’ll also be selling my hand made table linens, original art, scarves, and the like. It’s going to be another great year at the festival, so join me! For more information about the event, please visit the Monmouth County Park System website.
Thompson Park Creative Center – Lincroft, NJ

Indigo Drop-in-and-Dye Studio (All Ages)

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00-4:00pm
One day dye workshop for all ages and levels. $5 Material Fee for Ages 16 and younger. $20 Fee for Adults (17 & older). Participants under 14 need a guardian present. Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which create unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Participants will produce designs dyed in indigo. This one-day workshop is a drop-in-and-dye session. All ages and skill levels are welcome (participants under 14 need a guardian present). Participants must bring 1-2 items to dye from home.

Materials Supplied by the Student:

  • 1-2 small/medium articles of pre-washed 100% cotton, linen, silk, or wool (i.e. scarf, t-shirt, baby clothes, raw fabric 1 yard max, etc) to dye; white/off-white preferred, but lightly colored fabric will do. Poly/natural fiber blends are not guaranteed to dye
  • Rubber gloves (ie kitchen gloves, disposable latex, etc) – preferably long cuffs
  • Please wear clothing that can get permanently dirty

There will be three one-hour long sessions. Registration is limited to one session per person. Please sign up for the session you are interested in by clicking the registration link next to your preferred time. Spaces are limited to 8 participants per time slot.  For registration, please visit the Youth Art League website or the Adult Education website.
Artworks – Trenton, NJ

Intro to Indigo Shibori

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11:00am-3:00pm
Join me for an indigo dyeing experience using shibori techniques!  To register, please visit the Visual Arts Center of NJ website.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.  Here is the materials list required for the workshop.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Indigo Drop-in-and-Dye Studio

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30-9:30pm
This open studio time is for students that have already taken the Intro to Indigo Shibori dye class or have had experience with the process. Students are encouraged (but not required) to prep their pieces ahead of time and are limited to 10 small to medium sized prewashed items made from natural fibers only (napkins, t-shirts, scarves, shift dress, yardage, etc). Please also bring long cuffed rubber gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty. Binding materials such as rubber bands, clamps, thread, needles, pvc, etc will be available for use. Instructor Kate Eggleston will be glad to assist you should you have any questions.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.
Registration opens this Summer. $35 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: Z8583A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Indigo Drop-in-and-Dye Studio

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 6:00-9:00pm
This open studio time is for students that have already taken the Intro to Indigo Shibori dye class or have had experience with the process. Students are encouraged (but not required) to prep their pieces ahead of time and are limited to 10 small to medium sized prewashed items made from natural fibers only (napkins, t-shirts, scarves, shift dress, yardage, etc). Please also bring long cuffed rubber gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty. Binding materials such as rubber bands, clamps, thread, needles, pvc, etc will be available for use. Instructor Kate Eggleston will be glad to assist you should you have any questions.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.
Registration opens this Summer. $35 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: Z8683A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

Youth & Teen Workshops

Experimental Fashion

Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3, 2018
This class explores the traditional and the non-traditional in creating fashion. Students will create wearable art while delving into different techniques of sewing and fabrication. Students will also learn how to sketch their design concepts and bring them to fruition.  Open to middle and high school students.  This class is paired with Jewelry Design (taught by another instructor).  For more information and to register, please visit the VACNJ website.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Sculpting with Fibers

Monday, August 8-Friday, August 10, 2018
Incorporate patterns and texture into your sculptures with the use of fabric! Students will learn how to construct an armature and build their fabric sculptures around it. With the guidance of their instructor, students will learn how to bring their unique concepts to life.  Open to middle and high school students.  This class is paired with Intro to Web Comics (taught by another instructor).   For more information and to register, please visit the VACNJ website.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ