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

NEW! Boro Stitch: Hamsa Wall Hanging

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 6:00-9:00pm
$65/person
Visit BareHands Artisans to register
Belmar, NJ

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.

Indigo Shibori Demo & Trunk Show

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
$7 donation/person
Nature Center and Murray Farmhouse & Barn, 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, NJ

Join me at a meeting with the Rebecca’s Reel Quilters. I will be doing an indigo shibori demo as well as a trunk show presentation of shibori methods. There will be a show and tell of members’ recent quilts too!

NEW! Handmade 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

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

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.

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)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00am-2:30pm
$45/person plus $10/person materials fee payable to instructor
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZB792A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, 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.

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! Hand-Sewn Critter Plushies (Ages 10-13)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 10:00am-2:00pm
$80/student tuition plus $15/student for materials
To register: call 908-273-9121 or click here
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Bunnies, kitties, and pandas, oh my! Sew a small critter plushie in this one-day workshop for budding crafters. Learn how use patterns, operate a sewing machine, and sew some basic hand stitches. All levels welcome—no previous sewing experience needed. All materials provided.

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.

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.