A Bran Beanie Event: Pay To Play & Give It Away, hosted by Detroit Dye House and The Sole Project.
Join us April 2nd & 16th for the second annual Bran Beanie Event! Our goal is to make 400 ultra-soft, super stretchy beanies over two days.
When: Two sessions, April 2nd & 16th. Where: 1-3 PM Detroit Dye House. What: Dye workshop to create 400 super-soft hand-sewn beanies to ive to children with cancer through 4 orginzations. Who: Us, & you! The $75 particpiant fee covers the cost of sourcing the fabric & sewing the beanies.

Bran Beanie Event: Pay To Play & Give It Away - Apr. 2 & 16

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It started with giving. 

We gave Bran a quilt; Bran gave us fabric to make more to donate. We gave him hand-sewn beanies; he shared his love of art and generous spirit with us in a dye class. An artist, a giver, & a lover of tie dye, he wore the beanies constantly, liking their softness & color. Since Bran’s passing, we’ve decided to continue his legacy of giving & art, and the Bran Beanie was officially born. The beanies are bright, colorful and beautiful, just like Bran. They bring joy and comfort to other kids like him, and remind us of the healing power of art. (Click here for the whole story from owner, Alex.)

Join us April 2nd & 16th for the second annual Bran Beanie Event: Pay to Play & Give it Away! This year, our goal is to create 400 ultra-soft, hand-sewn beanies over two days: 100 beanies each to four exceptional organizations that meant a lot to Bran.  

The participant fee will cover the cost to buy the ultra soft stretchy fabric and pay the local seamstresses to sew the hats. Choose to come to one session, or both! Beverages and snacks are included, and each participant will take home a limited edition print of Bran’s original marble paintings, with a matching dyed tote bag. Come get messy and give back with us!

Can’t make it? You can still participate. Sponsor a spot from afar and we will send you a thank you!

This year, our recipients include:

  • Crowns of Courage: “We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping pediatric cancer patients overcome the fear of chemotherapy related hair loss, by providing halo wigs at absolutely no cost to the family.

  • The Heroes Circle: Kids Kicking Cancer: “We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers evidence-based martial arts therapy to kids. Our focus is on pain and stress management for pediatric patients, as well as creating resilience and support for otherwise healthy children.”

  • The Jenna Kast Believe In Miracles Foundation: A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is “to enrich the lives of Michigan children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions by buying gifts and bringing joy and hope to their lives.  Along with their gift, each child receives a personalized trophy to acknowledge their courageous fight.”

  • Gilda's Club Metro Detroit: “Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Our organization creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.”