Workshops

Shibori and Indigo Dye 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.

LAST DROP-IN-AND-DYE WORKSHOP OF 2017!

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:00am-3:00pm
Looking to dye a few items just in time for the holidays? Join me for an indigo drop-in-and-dye at my home! This will be run as an open studio for folks who have previously attended my indigo shibori workshops or have experience dyeing with indigo (I will be there to assist). I encourage you to bring items prepared to dye (wrapped, clamped, sewn, etc) to maximize your time. As the event will be held in my garage and outdoors, I recommend dressing warmly in your best “get dirty” clothes (it will probably be in the 40s!).

REGISTRATION IS OPEN – only 12 spots available! 
Admission price: $40/person. Adults only (18+)
Participants will sign a safety waiver as the event will be held on private property.
I will email participants my address in Manalapan before the event.
* This is a rain or shine event – no rain date! *

So what does a $40 ticket get you?

  • 4 fabulous hours of indigo dyeing
  • Shibori mis en place: rubber bands, clamps, PVC pipes, thread/needles, plastic baggies to take items home, aprons, scissors, etc
  • an outdoor clothesline to hang items
  • an outdoor fire pit to warm your fingers
  • some tasty snacks and mulled apple cider

Please bring the following with you:

  • pre-washed, 100% natural fiber items such as scarves, t-shirts, cloth napkins, etc
  • Wear clothes that can get permanently dirty and keep you warm
  • a pair of long cuffed kitchen gloves 4) lunch (some snacks will be provided)

Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00-4:30pm
Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Participants will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring 4 sm /med articles of white, pre-washed 100% cotton, linen, silk, or wool (i.e. scarf, t-shirt) to dye, rubber gloves, and a $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.
Registration opens November 8th. $40 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: Z6981A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00-4:30pm
Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Participants will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring 4 sm /med articles of white, pre-washed 100% cotton, linen, silk, or wool (i.e. scarf, t-shirt) to dye, rubber gloves, and a $5.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.
Registration opens November 8th. $40 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: Z6881A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)

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.
Registration open February.  $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAH82A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, NJ

Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)

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

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop (Adult Workshop, 18+)

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.
Registration open February.  $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAJ82A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

New! Shibori Sampler (Adult Workshop Series, 18+)

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.
Registration open 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 (Adult Workshop, 18+)

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.
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

 

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

NOVEMBER: Young Artist Series

  • November 11th – Book Binding 101: Make a Sketchbook:  Many artists use sketchbooks as a journal to keep all their creative thoughts together. Join us to create your very own sketchbook!
  • November 18th – Make a Travel Supply Case:  Are you an artist on the go? Join us to create your very own art supply roll up bag so you can make art anytime, anywhere!

DECEMBER: Sewing and Fiber Art

  • December 9th – Record Weaving:  Let’s keep busy this winter making beautiful art! Join us to create a one of a kind woven piece on a vinyl record.
  • December 16th – Glove Puppets:  Are your fingers chilly? Join us to create some zany finger puppet characters to keep your digits toasty this winter.

Ages 13-17, Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm

NOVEMBER: Young Artist Series

  • November 11th – Book Binding 101: Make a Sketchbook:  Many artists use sketchbooks as a journal to keep all their creative thoughts together. Join us to create your very own sketchbook!
  • November 18th – Make a Travel Supply Case:  Are you an artist on the go? Join us to create your very own art supply roll up bag so you can make art anytime, anywhere!

DECEMBER: Sewing and Fiber Art

  • December 9th – Record Weaving:  Join us to create a one of a kind woven piece on a recycled record.
  • December 16th – Fancy Fingers:  Are your hands chilly? Join us to embellish gloves to make them fun and fancy for the winter season.