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The registration deadline for our retreat was August 28th. If you are interested in joining us, send an email to We will see if a late registration can be accommodated! 

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Indigo Dyeing on the Oregon Coast with the Indie Craft Experience, a special curated experience.

Join us for a weekend of indigo dyeing on the Oregon Coast!
September 14-16, 2018
Starry Night Inn
Seaside, OR

Join us for a full weekend of indigo magic and creativity on the Oregon Coast! We will be at The Starry Night Inn in Seaside, OR for three days and two nights, and will be learning all the twists and folds of Shibori dyeing with indigo, plus some additional resist techniques. Make new friends, relax, get inspired, and explore your creativity with us! The weekend will be filled with additional treats and surprises. For the past three years we have taught many, many indigo workshops at our studio and various locations in the southeast. Now we are ready to host our first weekend-long retreat to share our love of indigo with you! 


Dates: Friday, September 14 at 3 p.m. to Sunday, September 16 at 11 a.m.
Minimum number of students: 10
Maximum number of students: 15

Cost: $595
Cost includes: Lodging for 2 nights, Dinner on Friday Evening, Continental Breakfast on Saturday, Lunch on Saturday, Continental Breakfast on Sunday, and Indigo dyeing supplies (including one tote bag and two tea towels). 

Cost does NOT include: Snacks, Dinner on Saturday Evening, additional items to dye. Please bring a lot of items to dye. Fabrics should be 100% natural: cotton, bamboo, silk, flax, hemp, linen. Please do not bring bath towels because they soak up too much dye. 

Housing: Rooms house either 2 students (1 Queen bed) in the Victorian house -or- 3 students per cabin (1 Queen bed and a roll-away bed) in the Inn's three cabins. You will be paired with a roommate(s), and room assignments will be determined on a first-come first-served basis. If you are signing up for the retreat with a friend and would like to room with them, please let us know their name on the registration form below. 

Refund Policy: no refunds will be issued. No exceptions. If the retreat is cancelled due to weather or other Acts of God, refunds will not be offered. 

Once you’ve registered and paid in full (click the submit button below and you’ll be directed to PayPal to make payment), we will send a confirmation email and welcome packet.



Basic Itinerary

3 p.m. Arrive and settle in
4 p.m. Gather with everyone to get acquainted, learn about the history and magic of indigo, start learning Shibori techniques and preparing fabric for dyeing
7 p.m. Dinner
After dinner you’re on your own! Explore Seaside, get to know each other, enjoy the Inn’s Sauna, etc. 


8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Prepare the indigo vats, walk on the beach to gather some supplies and inspiration (bring your sketchbook!), continue prepping fabric, start dyeing
12 Noon Lunch and a break
1:30 Continue Shibori dyeing, learn resist techniques, continue dyeing! 
7 p.m. On your own for dinner. 
9 p.m. Optional: we will hang out at the Inn and enjoy their firepit!


8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Final creative activities! 
10:30 a.m. Group photo
11 a.m. checkout


About Our Instructors
In 2005, Christy Bardis Petterson and Shannon Mulkey Green founded the Indie Craft Experience, an award-winning craft and vintage market in Atlanta that has helped launch hundreds of small businesses. They are both Atlanta natives, arts educators, and craft extraordinaires. Christy and Shannon are Teaching Artists at the High Museum of Art, have been selected to participate in Art on the BeltLine in Atlanta, and have collaborated with Dashboard Co-op. Their award-winning art and craft market has been featured in Creative Loafing, Atlanta Magazine, BuzzFeed, Apartment Therapy, and Design Sponge. They have been teaching indigo workshops for the past three years, and look forward to sharing their love of indigo with you! 

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About The Starry Night Inn
The Starry Night Inn, located in Seaside, OR, is a six room villa within a Victorian home and three cabins. Each room in the motel, including the lobby, dining room, and walls leading up to rooms features art from nine Portland, OR artists. The mood of the motel feels timeless, sophisticated, even elegant, but in a slightly bohemian way. The owners of the motel have an eye for detail, so don’t be surprised if you hear records spinning from the lobby, see fresh flowers in vintage vases and smell the aroma of fresh brewed coffee in the dining room.

Photos of Starry Night Inn are property of the Inn.


Special thank you to our friends at Crafty Wonderland for being awesome and helping us spread the word!