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Tropical rain forest shirt dying

1 reviewPAHOA, United States

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Experience hosted by Nellie

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After your arrival and looking at some sample shirts, we will go in the yard and see what kind of leaves/plants/shapes/stencils you would like to use as the stencil for your shirt. This is rain forest with a lot of ferns and trees.
You can pick out a shirt or shirts provided and we will mix a bleaching solution of the right strength for the color shirt picked. Group size will be about 4 people max. My outdoor studio is screened in, masks and gloves are provided. We lay out our shirts and spray them with the solution front and back and wait what happens. While we have something to drink, the shirts get double washed and hung up to dry and you can take the damp shirt with you or for a small fee it can be mailed to you later.
After your arrival and looking at some sample shirts, we will go in the yard and see what kind of leaves/plants/shapes/stencils you would like to use as the stencil for your shirt. This is rain forest with a lot of ferns and trees.
You can pick out a shirt or shirts provided and we will mix a bleaching solution of the right strength for the color shirt picked. Group size will be about 4 people max. My outdoor studio is screened in, masks a…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide one shirt per person, more shirts available for purchase. Ma...
From $45
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sat, Nov 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sat, Nov 14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Nellie

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1 Review
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After doing a lot of handmade knitwear on the US Mainland, and moving to this beautiful Island of Hawaii, I was inspired by my rain forest surroundings and started making reverse dye shirts using the plant leaves as stencils.
I sell these shirts at the local Farmers markets and online. Someone suggested she wanted to make one herself and since this is not a very hard thing to do, since there is no wrong way and each shirt is a surprise, I decided to offer this as an experience in my screened in out door studio in Pahoa where the materials and space are available for you to enjoy.
After doing a lot of handmade knitwear on the US Mainland, and moving to this beautiful Island of Hawaii, I was inspired by my rain forest surroundings and started making reverse dye shirts using the plant leaves as stencils.
I sell these shirts at the local Farmers markets and online. Someone suggested she wanted to make one herself and since this is not a very hard thing to do, since there is no wrong way and each shirt is a surprise, I decided to offer this as an experience in my scree…
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Where you'll be

We will pick our leaves from the yard. This yard is all fenced in and private, with a variety of plants, so we will look for the best shapes. It is a beautiful location.

1 review

Diane
March 2020
Very friendly and accommodating - we couldn’t come by on Saturday so she let us come by on a Wednesday to make the shirts. Also gave us great advice about other things to see on the island, such as lava on route 132 that just reopened.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Sat, Oct 31
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Sat, Nov 7
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Sat, Nov 14
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Sat, Nov 21
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $45 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bug spray, long pants, sleeves if desired.