Indigo & Shibori Retreat Bali

Enjoy A Tropical Vacation & Master The Secret Art Of Japanese Shibori Indigo Dyeing On Our Exclusive “Indigo & Shibori Retreat” – Bali

You’ll discover the natural technique of Balinese Indigo dye making, then indulge in a multi-day masterclass from renown Shibori dyeing experts – creating 40 of your own 10” blocks and then sewing them together to make your masterpiece – your very own unique Indigo Shibori queen sized quilt…

Hi, I’m Wacky Jacky, world famous for my amazing quilting retreats.

Let me ask you a question, fellow quilter:

How does 12 fun-filled days creating your own fabulous Indigo textile using the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori while living it up on the paradise island of Bali sound to you?

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

First you’ll get the chance to extract your own Indigo dye from the Indigo plants, and learn traditional Balinese Batik fabric techniques, something very few westerners have ever done…

Then Shibori expert Shuji will be revealing tying and clumping methods and his wife Alison (both from their company Wabi Sabi Design in Canberra) will teach you wrapping and stitching Shibori methods.

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.

In addition the world famous Pauline Rogers will be sharing my expert quilting tips and tricks to finish off this beautiful masterpiece.

My job will be to give you the royal tour of one of the world’s most idyllic islands – Bali!

What will you be creating on this retreat?

The aim of the retreat (apart from having a ball!) is to stitch, wrap, clump and tie 40 x 10” blocks, then make them look amazing using beautiful Indigo blue dye. When you’ve done this, you’ll finally sew them all together to form your very own queen-sized Indigo Shibori quilt.

When you’re not working on your masterpiece-in-blue you will be dining, beaching, shopping and relaxing with like-minded ladies getting an exclusive insiders VIP tour of Bali.

*Your quilt will not look exactly like this – every quilt will be unique.

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What do you get with your 12 day Shibori Indigo retreat?

  • 4 awesome, hands-on days of Shibori masterclass and Indigo dyeing technique…
  • 2 days of sewing your Indigo Shibori quilt creation together under the expert guidance of Pauline Rogers.

  • All fabrics/equipment/training needed to create your stunning masterpiece…
  • Exclusive access to Wacky Jacky’s famous Bali fabric shop at special VIP discounted rates…
  • Return flights from Brisbane, Australia to Bali* – we can cater for alternate departure points…
  • Return transfer from airport to Hotel.  Please note that these free transfers are only valid for group flights or individually booked flights into and out of Bali that are within the group flights times.  Any transfers out of these times will incur a cost of approximately $45 per car

  • Fantastic Balinese Welcome Dinner with glass of wine or beer…
  • Stunning Seafront Hotel accommodation…
  • Breakfast daily…
  • Morning tea on work days…
  • 4 free days or catch up days…
  • My insider guide to the best local restaurants, shops and jewellery stores to get some absolute bargains…
  • Bali’s finest massage / shopping / snorkelling / relaxing activities hand-picked by me…
  • A sewing machine for your personal use…
  • Optional days of batik painting, Balinese cooking Class, Indigo Batik Day…
  • And much, much more…
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What will the Shibori Indigo retreat cost you?

The prices for this exclusive, all-inclusive 12 day retreat in Bali are very reasonable for what you get:

2022 Retreat:
Single $4190
Twin Share $3890
Triple Share (2 ladies share king bed + 1 single bed) $3690

What else do you need to know?

Wacky Jacky’s does NOT supply travel insurance, however I highly recommend you get travel insurance that best suits your individual requirements.

I also recommend that you purchase your insurance upon booking your retreat.

How do you secure your position for this fabulous retreat?

Simply click on the “Register Now” button below and you will need to pay an initial deposit of AU $1000 to secure your spot.


You’ll need to pay three easy instalments for your retreat.​

Initial Instalment – This is your deposit required to secure your position on the retreat. $1000.

Second Instalment – used to purchase the airline tickets and deposits on accommodation & tours. $1000.​

Final Instalment – amount subject to whether you have chosen a single supplement/twin/triple share/or if you have made special travel arrangements.

27 June – 08 July, 2022Initial $1000 due on registration
Second Instalment $1000 by 01 November, 2021
Final Instalment due by 01 March, 2022
11 – 22 July, 2022Initial $1000 due on registration
Second Instalment $1000 by 01 November, 2021
Final Instalment due by 01 March, 2022

Here is my cancellation policy:

Days prior to Retreat:Cancelation charge:
365 days or more$200 administration fee
121 – 365 daysDeposit Amount
76 – 120 days30% of the total fare
75 – 31 days50% of total fare
Less than 30 daysTotal 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.

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.

You will learn a lot, have a lot of fun but also get to holiday in paradise plus get some amazing fabric shopping bargains!

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.

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