Lei Making Workshop

Dive deeper into learning about Hawaiian culture with this hands-on learning experience. Master Lei Artist, Rae Pacheco of Hilo, Hawaiʻi will be teaching a series of Lei Making workshops. Using foliage and flowers from both Hawaiʻi and the Northwest, students will make their very own intricate lei. No, this is not just stringing flowers on a thread! Kumu Rae will be sharing 3 different traditional lei making techniques:
Lei Wili:
ʻWiliʻ means to wind, twist, crank, or coil. The lei wili is made by winding raffia or other string-like material/fiber around a base material to lock in foliage, blossoms and other decorative material to create a beautiful garland. In this workshop, we will be making a lei poʻo – a lei to be worn on your head.
Lei Haku:
A three-ply braid. Lei Haku is a method of making a lei using a base material, such as soft ti leaf and braiding it while adding the decorative plant material into each wrap of the braid. In this workshop, we will be making a lei poʻo – a lei to be worn on your head.
Lei Humupapa:
The humupapa style of lei making involves sewing foliage and flowers onto a foundation. Using a needle and string, floral materials are sewn onto a backing of lauhala, laʻi, ti leaf, felt, burlap, or muslin. Students should bring their own pāpale (hat) for their creation of a lei humupapa.
Registered participants will receive FREE admission to 4 Dayʻs of Aloha Hōʻike on Saturday, July 22 from 9am-5pm. Workshop students will have the opportunity to present their lei on stage at Hōʻike.
Space is limited. Learn more and register now at 4daysofaloha.com

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Jul 20 - 21 2023


12:30 pm - 3:00 pm



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Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

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