For a funky and fun shopping experience, The Cosmic Octopus offers handwoven hammocks, 3D tapestries, handmade tie-dyes and hookah and e-cigarette accessories. They also feature tie dye classes every Tuesday and Thursday in season — $17.50 per person includes a shirt, all supplies and step-by-step instruction on how to create a variety of shapes and patterns. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in season; off season hours vary.
The Cosmic Octopus
40530 N.C. Highway 12, Avon