Workshops

Want to host a workshop?  I’m available for hire!  I cater to artists of all ages, including schools and private events.  Please contact me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com.

Adult Workshops

Advanced Indigo Shibori: Stitch Resist (Adults)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00pm-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.


Visible Mending: The Japanese Art of Functional Embroidery (Ages 13+)

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:30am-12:00pm
$22/person
Register online today – click here!
Monmouth Museum – Lincroft, NJ

Visible Mending! Instead of throwing away a beloved shirt or a well-worn hand towel, learn how to decoratively fix a hole or a rip by repairing it. Boro translated means “ragged,” is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches known as functional embroidery, to mend clothing and fabric. All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. Participants must bring an item of clothing or cloth that has a rip or hole in it that needs repair. All other basic materials are included. This workshop is for ages 13 to adult.


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.


Indigo Shibori Bandanas: Japanese Resist Dyeing (Ages 13+)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:30am-12:00pm
$22/person
Register online – click here!
Monmouth Museum – Lincroft, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo! Participants will produce an array of designs on a large bandana by binding, folding, and clamping the fabric using Japanese Shibori methods. This workshop is for ages 13 and older. Please dress in clothes that can be stained permanently.


Youth & Teen Workshops

Visible Mending: The Japanese Art of Functional Embroidery (Ages 13+)

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:30am-12:30pm
$22/person
Register online today – click here!
Monmouth Museum – Lincroft, NJ

Visible Mending! Instead of throwing away a beloved shirt or a well-worn hand towel, learn how to decoratively fix a hole or a rip by repairing it. Boro translated means “ragged,” is the Japanese tradition of using small stitches known as functional embroidery, to mend clothing and fabric. All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. Participants must bring an item of clothing or cloth that has a rip or hole in it that needs repair. All other basic materials are included. This workshop is for ages 13 to adult.


To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Ages 13+)

TBD
$65/person
To register online click here or call 848-404-9346.
BareHands Artisans – Belmar, NJ

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. The possibilities are endless: see below in the “Students Must Bring” section for project suggestions.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Dyeing tools, indigo dye vats, aprons, practice fabric, and other items needed for the workshop will be provided.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:
tudents should bring: 8-10 small/medium items to dye that are pre-washed, light-colored or white, and made of 100% natural fiber. Natural fiber items can be made of cotton, wool, silk, hemp, etc. Some popular items to dye are scarves, baby onesies, t-shirts, dish towels, white pillow covers, and fabric cut by the yard. Thick fabrics, such as denim, are slightly harder to work with so softer fabrics would be good for beginners. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a pair of long cuffed rubber kitchen gloves. *Food and beverage is encouraged!


Indigo Shibori Bandanas: Japanese Resist Dyeing (Ages 13+)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:30am-12:00pm
$22/person
Register online – click here!
Monmouth Museum – Lincroft, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo! Participants will produce an array of designs on a large bandana by binding, folding, and clamping the fabric using Japanese Shibori methods. This workshop is for ages 13 and older. Please dress in clothes that can be stained permanently.


Art Festivals

Made in Monmouth

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00am-4:00pm
FREE EVENT & PARKING!
The eighth annual Made in Monmouth event will be held at Monmouth University in the Ocean First Bank Center (formerly the MAC) in Long Branch, NJ. For more information, visit the Facebook event.


Creative Arts and Music Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00am-5:00pm
FREE EVENT & PARKING!
The annual festival will be held at Thompson Park in Lincroft, NJ. For more information, visit the Monmouth County Park System website.