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.


Adult Workshops

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00am-2:30pm
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 about 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. Adults 18+, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAQ84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00-4:30pm
Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring about 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. Adults 18+, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAR84A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Workshop

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:00am-2:30pm
Shibori is the Japanese method of resist dyeing where beautiful patterns are created by folding, binding and sewing fabric before dyeing (akin to tie-dyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, then immerse their pieces into indigo dye baths. Wear clothes that are OK to get messy and prepare to have fun. All levels welcome! Some materials provided. For more information and to register, please visit the VACNJ website.

Registration is open! $85 per person, $20 materials fee.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00-5:30pm
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. For more information and to register, please visit the BareHands Artisians website.

Registration is open! $95 per person.
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop 

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00-5:30pm
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. For more information and to register, please visit the BareHands Artisians website.

Registration is open! $95 per person.
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

NEW! Boro Stitch: Hamsa Wall Hanging

Saturday, December 15, 2019 at 6:00-9:00pm
This Saturday night relaxing workshop allows you to make a creative holiday gift, or treat yourself to developing a new skill set while you sneak away from the season’s stress! It can be used as a team building or a small holiday gathering. because it’s sure to be a good time! Boro (translated as “ragged”) is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches (or functional embroidery) to mend clothing. We will use basic stitches, such as the running stitch, and fabric scraps to create a small wall hanging with a hamsa motif. A hamsa is a five-fingered hand, with or without an eye in the center, that promotes good luck. It is traditional symbol in a variety of faiths and cultures from around the world. All levels welcome – you do not need previous sewing experience. All basic materials needed for the workshop are included. However, students should bring fabric scraps from home to personalize their project. For more information and to register, please visit the BareHands Artisians website.

Registration is open! $65 per person.
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ


Youth & Teen Workshops

NEW! DIY Printmaking (Ages 10-13)

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00-4:00pm
Explore the basics of printmaking by using everyday materials. Learn various printmaking techniques while creating unique patterns on paper with items like sticky foam, sliced fruits and vegetables, and recycled materials. All materials are provided, but please wear a smock or play clothes, and be prepared to have fun! For ages 10-13. For more information and to register, please visit the VACNJ website.

Registration is now open! $65 per person, $20 materials fee.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

NEW! Introduction to Fabric Dyeing for Teens (Ages 14-18)

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6:00-9:00pm
Students will learn basic dyeing techniques using a variety of store bought dyes and best practices to achieve fabulous results. Bring at least 5 prewashed white or light colored 100% cotton items ( t-shirt, scarf, blank fabric) each piece should be 1 yard or less in size. $5 materials fee paid to Instructor: Kate Eggleston. For ages 14-18, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $35 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAW84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

NEW! DIY Printmaking (Ages 14-17)

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00-4:00pm
Explore the basics of printmaking by using everyday materials. Learn various printmaking techniques while creating unique patterns on paper with items like sticky foam, sliced fruits and vegetables, and recycled materials. All materials are provided, but please wear a smock or play clothes, and be prepared to have fun! For ages 14-17. For more information and to register, please visit the VACNJ website.

Registration is now open! $65 per person, $20 materials fee.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

NEW! Teen & Adult To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Ages 13+)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00-5:00pm
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. For more information and to register, please visit the BareHands Artisians website.

Registration is open! $65 per person.
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

NEW! Indigo Dyeing & Shibori for Teens (Ages 14-17)

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00pm-4:00pm
Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where beautiful patterns are created by folding, binding and sewing fabric before dyeing (akin to tie-dyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, then immerse their pieces into indigo dye baths. Wear clothes that are OK to get messy and prepare to have fun. All levels welcome! Some materials provided. For ages 14-17.  For more information and to register, please visit the VACNJ website.

Registration is now open! $65 per person, $20 materials fee.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ