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

Workshop prices vary depending on the host organization’s pricing, whether or not the location has NJ or federal arts funding, and/or is a private business.

Indigo Shibori: An Introduction to Japanese Resist Dyeing (Session 1)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:30am-11:00am
Members $30/Non-Members $40
Register online or call 609-924-8777
Arts Council of Princeton – Princeton, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo! We will produce an array of designs on a large bandana by binding, folding, and clamping the fabric using Japanese shibori methods and synthetic indigo dye. Participants are also welcome to bring one small fabric item from home to dye. The item must be made of 100% natural fiber, pre-washed and dried. Please dress in clothes and shoes that can be stained permanently.

Indigo is a distinctive gorgeous blue extracted from the Indigo plant which among thousands of other uses, first gave Levi Strauss his famous 501 Blues. Shibori is the Japanese process one can use to bind, stitch, fold, twist or compress cloth for an unlimited number of ways to create beautiful patterns in fabric. What better than to combine them in one workshop? Come try this process for yourself and discover the beauty and endless possibilities these two timeless art forms can produce. Participants will create an array of original designs on a large bandana using Indigo for color and Shibori for pattern. Please dress in clothes that are not precious as they might get stained.

Materials: All materials will be supplied by the instructor. Please come to class with $10 in check or cash payable directly to the instructor. OPTIONAL – Participants are also welcome to bring one small fabric item from home to dye. The item can be a baby onesie, tank top, hand towel, etc; it must be made of 100% natural fiber, pre-washed and dried.


Indigo Shibori: An Introduction to Japanese Resist Dyeing (Session 2)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:30am-1:00pm
Members $30/Non-Members $40
Register online or call 609-924-8777
Arts Council of Princeton – Princeton, 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. Please dress in clothes that can be stained permanently.

Indigo is a distinctive gorgeous blue extracted from the Indigo plant which among thousands of other uses, first gave Levi Strauss his famous 501 Blues. Shibori is the Japanese process one can use to bind, stitch, fold, twist or compress cloth for an unlimited number of ways to create beautiful patterns in fabric. What better than to combine them in one workshop? Come try this process for yourself and discover the beauty and endless possibilities these two timeless art forms can produce. Participants will create an array of original designs on a large bandana using Indigo for color and Shibori for pattern. Please dress in clothes that are not precious as they might get stained.

Materials: All materials will be supplied by the instructor. Please come to class with $10 in check or cash payable directly to the instructor. OPTIONAL – Participants are also welcome to bring one small fabric item from home to dye. The item can be a baby onesie, tank top, hand towel, etc; it must be made of 100% natural fiber, pre-washed and dried.


Advanced Indigo Shibori: Stitch Resist

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:00am-1:00pm
$45/person plus $10/person material fee payable to instructor
Call to register 732-842-4000, ext. 1 or online (Registration code: ZAP94A)
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.


Textile Design: Shibori

TBA
Mixed adults and teens (age 13+) workshop
$50/person
Register online or call 201-737-0171
Fashion Design Center of South Jersey – Camden, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo from Fiber Artist Kate Eggleston! Participants will produce an array of designs on natural fabric or clothing of their own such as white cotton jeans, t-shirts, napkins, etc by binding, folding, and clamping the fabric using Japanese Shibori methods. Please bring 10-20 small to medium pre-washed items to dye (they need to fit in a 5 gallon bucket). The items should be 100% natural fibers such as silk, linen, wool, cotton, hemp, etc (if it’s a small percentage of spandex or other poly fiber in it it will still dye). This workshop is for ages 13 and older. Please dress in clothes that can be stained permanently. All tools, gloves, and apron provided. Please pack a lunch. Snacks will be provided.


Youth & Teen Workshops

Textile Design: Shibori

TBA
Mixed adults and teens (age 13+) workshop
$50/person
Register online or call 201-737-0171
Fashion Design Center of South Jersey – Camden, NJ

Discover the beauty of indigo from Fiber Artist Kate Eggleston! Participants will produce an array of designs on natural fabric or clothing of their own such as white cotton jeans, t-shirts, napkins, etc by binding, folding, and clamping the fabric using Japanese Shibori methods. Please bring 10-20 small to medium pre-washed items to dye (they need to fit in a 5 gallon bucket). The items should be 100% natural fibers such as silk, linen, wool, cotton, hemp, etc (if it’s a small percentage of spandex or other poly fiber in it it will still dye). This workshop is for ages 13 and older. Please dress in clothes that can be stained permanently. All tools, gloves, and apron provided. Please pack a lunch. Snacks will be provided.


To Dye For! Indigo Dyeing & Shibori for Teens

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:00am-2:30pm
For ages 14-17
$90/person plus $20 for materials
Register online or call 908-273-9121
Visual Arts Center of NJ – Summit, NJ

Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where artists fold, bind, and sew fabric prior to the dyeing process to create beautiful patterns on the material (similar to tie-dyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, and then immerse their pieces into indigo dye baths. Wear clothes that can get messy and prepare to have fun. All levels welcome! Some materials provided.