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

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1:00-5:30pm
This one day workshop allows you to discover the beauty of indigo shibori! Shibori is a series of Japanese resist dye techniques which create unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Students will produce an array of 10-15 designs dyed in beautiful indigo The instructor will teach the basic methods for shibori as well as how to dye with synthetic indigo. Adults 18+, all levels welcome.

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

STUDENTS MUST BRING: Students should bring 10-15 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, 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.

Registration is now open! $95 per person.
BareHands Artisians – Belmar, NJ

Indigo Drop-in-and-Dye Studio

Monday, August 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

Indigo Drop-in-and-Dye Booth at StreetLife / Red Bank Food & Wine Walk 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 6:00-8:00pm
Join me for this amazing live music and wine festival this summer! I will have a booth set up with wares for sale, as well as an indigo vat for anyone to dye on site. I will have silk scarves, bandanas, totes, and other blank items ready to dye and take home. Make something unique for yourself or a gift! All ages, all levels welcome!

More information about the event.
Red Bank RiverCenter – Red Bank, NJ

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

Friday, September 21, 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 about 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. Adults 18+, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAQ84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00-4:30pm
Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring about 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. Adults 18+, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $45 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAR84A)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center – Lincroft, 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

NEW! Craft & Pizza Night

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:30-7:30 PM
Join the fun! For appetizers we will make a little art and then everyone will make and bake their own mini cheese pizza. A different craft will be featured each month. Craft & pizza materials and drinks will be provided. For ages 8-12.

Registration opens this Fall. $30 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAT84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

NEW! Teen Indigo Shibori Workshop

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00-4:00pm
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 about 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 $7.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston, and wear clothes that can get dirty. For ages 14-18, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $35 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAS84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

NEW! Craft & Pizza Night

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5:30-7:30 PM
Join the fun! For appetizers we will make a little art and then everyone will make and bake their own mini cheese pizza. A different craft will be featured each month. Craft & pizza materials and drinks will be provided. For ages 8-12.

Registration opens this Fall. $30 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAU84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

NEW! Introduction to Fabric Dyeing for Teens

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6:00-9:00pm
Students will learn basic dyeing techniques using a variety of store bought dyes and best practices to achieve fabulous results. Bring at least 5 prewashed white or light colored 100% cotton items ( t-shirt, scarf, blank fabric) each piece should be 1 yard or less in size. $5 materials fee paid to Instructor: Kate Eggleston. For ages 14-18, all levels welcome.

Registration opens this Fall. $35 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAW84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ

NEW! Craft & Pizza Night

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:30-7:30 PM
Join the fun! For appetizers we will make a little art and then everyone will make and bake their own mini cheese pizza. A different craft will be featured each month. Craft & pizza materials and drinks will be provided. For ages 8-12.

Registration opens this Fall. $30 per person.
Call to register: 732-842-4000, ext. 1  (Registration code: ZAV84A)
Clayton Park Activity Center – Imalaystown, NJ