Tropical rain forest shirt dying

PAHOA, United States

Experience hosted by Nellie

2 hours, Hosted in English
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What you'll do

After 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. Not like these don't grow elsewhere, I was told this is not just an Hawaiian thing, but this is where I am and where I can show you. Just a fun activity using the beauty we have around.
You can pick out a shirt and we will mix a bleaching solution of the right strength for the color shirt picked. Additional shirts will be available for a small fee if desired, they make nice souvenirs :)
Group size up to 4 people.
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 and talk story, the shirts get double washed and you can take the damp shirt with you.
After 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. Not like these don't grow elsewhere, I was told this is not just an Hawaiian thing, but this is where I am and where I can show you. Just a fun activity using the beauty we have around.
You can pick out a shirt and we will mix a…

What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide one shirt per person, more shirts available for purchase. Ma...

Meet your Host, Nellie

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 17 Reviews
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Andrea
August 2021
We had a great time! Nellie had a variety of options for us for shirt style and leaf designs/stencils so really anybody should be able to make exactly what they want. Nellie was personable and informative and we really enjoyed it.
Katie
August 2021
Nellie was the sweetest & so accommodating !!! I messed up on our time & we ended up at her place super early, I was embarrassed but she was so understanding & still let us come hang out with her! This is definitely an awesome experience & souvenir, another way to bring some nature back! We had a great time with Nellie, she’s wonderful, would definitely recommend!
Leslie
July 2021
A lovely time at Nellie’s house, hearing some great stories and making a new friend! It was a unique experience and you can tell that she enjoys what she does. Plus, we got to meet her super cute dog Poochie.
Morgan
July 2021
Had a great time making the shirts, which turned out great thanks to her excellent advice! Nellie was a delightful host and her pets are very cute.
Zoraida
July 2021
Great experience. Learned a nice technique. Nellie is nice, kind, friendly. While we waited for the shirts to be washed, we struck up a pleasant conversation. I definitely recommend this experience.
Penna
June 2021
Super fun experience for kids and adults... The family left with treasures to wear for the rest of the trip (and at home now too!)

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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Tue, Nov 9
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Thu, Nov 11
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 4 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.