Indigo & Shibori Retreat – Brisbane

Wacky Jacky’s Natural Indigo Dyeing &
Shibori Retreat – Brisbane

Dates: 13 – 19 February, 2023

Are you a lover of all things Shibori and Indigo
Dyeing…? This is a fully guided retreat with Jacky as your
host and Shuji and Alison Yamazaki (from Wabi
Sabi) as your tutors.

In this special retreat you will learn or further develop a full range of shibori / resist / dyeing techniques using natural Japanese indigo

Alison Yamazaki will guide you through using your indigo dyed fabrics and threads to make four fun and flexible Japanese Bags.  These traditional bags made modern, incorporating elements of sashiko and slow stitching, provide a wonderful opportunity to use the fabrics you have made and express your personal style!  A final project of a chiku-chiku stitched runner or picture shows you how to use your scraps in an inventive way.

4 days of dyeing and 2 days of Bag making / jacket panels / wall hangings

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I invite you to join me, Shibori experts Alison and Shuji Yamazaki where we reveal the expert secrets behind the stunning and intricate Japanese Shibori technique of Indigo dyeing.

Wabi sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic term meaning to focus on finding peace and beauty within the natural imperfections of life – the beauty itself is found in the imperfect and unique.

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Your 7 day Natural Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Retreat includes: –

  • Welcome Dinner with glass of wine or beer

  • 6 intensive working day with your tutor / tutors

  • Morning tea/ lunch / afternoon tea / unlimited tea & coffee on work days

  • All fabrics needed to make your project (this does not include “Requirement List” supplied to you by your tutor OR shopping day out for specialty things needed to produce your project.)

  • Access to Wacky Jacky’s website fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates **

  • Pop up shops at Retreats

Not Included in your 7 day retreat:-

  • Accommodation – retreat rates below – you may want to stay with a family member or friend in Brisbane
  • Airfares
  • Transfer from and to hotel
  • Sewing machine – available for hire at $100 for 7 days

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What will the Shibori Indigo retreat cost you?

The prices for this exclusive, all-inclusive 7 day retreat in Brisbane are very reasonable for what you get:

$1990 per person


13 – 19 February, 2023

To secure your position click the ‘Register Now’ button and pay your $1000 deposit.

Instalments for 2023 Retreat:

2nd and final instalment due 01 December, 2022

All retreats start on a Monday morning and finish on a Sunday afternoon.

It is advisable to book into your accommodation for the Sunday prior to the start of your retreat – as we

will have a Welcome dinner on this night – which is included in the price.

The hotel we are conducting these retreats is:-

Brisbane International Virginia, Cnr Zillmere and Sandgate Roads, Virginia, Qld

Phone: 3265 7066

If you are wanting to stay at the above hotel, we will supply you with a coupon number, and you can book direct with the hotel but you will receive the group discount price as below:-

  • Queen Room $130 per night (1 Queen Bed)
  • Executive King Room $150 per night (1 King Bed) newly refurbished
  • Twin Room $140 per night (1 Queen + 1 Single) – can accommodate 3 guests if they are willing to share a bed
  • Optional breakfast – continental buffet for $18pp, or hot buffet at $25pp

Note breakfast is only this price if you book with accommodation otherwise for walk-ins Continental buffet $20pp or Hot Buffet $30pp


To secure your position click the ‘Register Now’ button and pay your $1000 deposit.

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Here is my cancellation policy:


Days prior to Retreat: Cancelation charge:
365 days or more $200 administration fee
121 – 365 days Deposit Amount
76 – 120 days 30% of the total fare 
75 – 31 days 50% of total fare
Less than 30 days Total Fare

The Company reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately. Please check the latest information posted herein to inform yourself of any changes.

 Corona Virus Cancellation Policy:-

Wacky Jacky’s is not prepared to cancel any retreats or to refund monies due under my cancellation Policy due to Covid 19, but on the other hand would be happy to transfer over monies paid for this year’s retreat to 2021 or 2022 retreats. Any retreats that cannot be held in Bali or Java in the 2020 or 2021 retreat season will be postponed to later dates and you will be provided with a list of dates to choose from. No monies will be refunded but instead will be transferred over to your chosen dates.  This cancellation policy supersedes the my standard date Cancellation Policy.

Travel Insurance:

IMPORTANT: Wacky Jacky’s does NOT supply travel insurance, however I highly recommend you get travel insurance that best suits your individual requirements. Wacky Jacky’s also recommends that you purchase your insurance on booking your retreat.

If you’re interested enough to have read this far, here’s the bottom line:

The Shibori technique of Indigo dyeing produces simply divine results when you know exactly what you’re doing.

If you’d like to learn the exact methods the Japanese have mastered over the centuries, this is your chance to learn from two of the world’s foremost Shibori experts; Alison and Shuji Yamazaki.

On top of that you will have the amazing Pauline Rogers to tutor you through sewing your masterpiece together to take home a stunning quilt.

This retreat is lining up to be one of my best textile retreats ever and if you’d like the chance to attend this exclusive event I encourage you to apply ASAP as it will sell out fast.

If you have any questions or need any clarification about this event please email me at

Hope to see you there,
Wacky Jacky.

Secure your spot on an upcoming retreat:
Register Now $1000

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Secure your spot on an upcoming retreat:
Register Now $1000

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