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.

Intro to Indigo Shibori

Saturday, March 3, 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 5-10 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 $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston, and wear clothes that can get dirty.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.
Registration opens in February.  $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAH82A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Intro to Indigo Shibori

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 11:00am-3:00pm 
​Discover the beauty of shibori, 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 traditional, beautiful indigo. First, we will learn a brief history of of shibori in Japanese culture. We will also learn a variety folding and binding techniques including: Kanoko (binding with thread), Kumo (found objects bound with thread), Itajim (folding and binding), Arashi (pole wrapping), Nu (hand sewn binding), and Miura (looping and binding with thread). Next, we will dye multiple shibori pieces in an indigo vat prepared by the instructor. Once we are done, we will be able to take home our very own handmade shibori pieces! Students need to bring the following: 1) 5 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 properly, 2) Rubber gloves (ie kitchen gloves, disposable latex, etc) – preferably long cuffs, 3) Please wear clothing that can get permanently dirty.
Adults 18+, all levels welcome.
Registration is open – register online or call: (609) 716-1931
Members: $72 | Regular: $80 (After March 4, a $25 late fee will apply).
West Windsor Arts Center – Princeton Junction, NJ

Intro to Indigo Shibori

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 10:00am-4:00pm
Join me for a 6 hour indigo dyeing experience using shibori techniques!  To register, please visit the Visual Arts Center of NJ website.  $100 per person plus a $30 materials fee.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.  Here is the materials list required for the workshop.
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Intro to Indigo Shibori

Saturday, April 7, 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 5-10 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 $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston, and wear clothes that can get dirty.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.
Registration opens February.  $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAJ82A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

New! Shibori Sampler Class

Six Week Workshop: Wednesdays, April 11-May 16, 2018 at 11:00am-1:00pm
During this six week workshop, students will dye with indigo and sew a mini quilt/wall hanging. Students will create a sampler of nine blocks showcasing a variety of Japanese resist dye techniques (shibori) including itajime (folding/clamping), ori nui (stitch resist), and arashi (pole wrapping). Class includes all materials. Please also bring long cuffed rubber gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty.  Adults 18+, all levels welcome.
Registration opens February.  $150 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAN82A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

New! Indigo Drop-in-and-Dye Studio

Tuesday, April 17, 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 in February. $35 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAM82A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

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

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00-4:00pm
More information coming soon!
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