honoring traditions, creating heirlooms

WOrshops and Lei Classes

3 color dyed goose lei by haumana kevin pacheco now owned by Emi Azeka

Goose Hatbands


Traditional Goose Lei Humupapa

The art of Hawaiian Feather Lei cannot be achieved by YouTube or a book - 75% is the relationship with your Kumu to guide your success. With well over 1500 students who are creating beautiful unique hatbands seen online, we are keeping our tradition alive. 

Learn from a professional Master Hawaiian Feather Hat band Lei Artist from Maui  The difference with Hawaiian hatbands and others is that each feather is sewn on one-Feather-at-a-time.

Creating beautiful feather hatbands that are thick and spongy for that WOW look is the goal. Feather hatband success is in the quality of the supplies and the stitching method. 

Stitching in a specific pattern will create the desirable stitches all going in the same direction, the way professional lei humupapa from Maui are famous for.

Kit contains everything to create your heirloom Hawaiian Feather Hatband. Base, needle, thread, feathers, nipper and lei keys.

Printed tutorial and access to online as well as my personal phone number for advice and trouble shooting.

Queen Kaahumanu lei her very favorite style and color of royalty

Traditional Poepeo or Kamoe Lei Hulu

Lessons on these beaufitul lei are weekly in the Wailuku Gallery. 

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haumana lei of pheasant on handmade lauhala hat

Pheasant Lei Humu Papa

Creating these beautiful heirlooms take more time and feathers. Lei pictured is a student lei working with Kumu for a few days. Very acheivable

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