june 9, 2022 (thurs) // 6pm-8pm // community empowered postpartum // BYO onesie or momma gear
"Lukewarm dye baths and aromatic scents of eucalyptus, lavender, and chamomile empowered me to find my inner child. I would create natural watercolor with sunflowers, roses and hibiscus that would refresh my younger days in my mother's garden. Dye bath spills in my small kitchen reminded me of rainy days when I could jump in the puddles with my pink rain boots. The beauty of capturing eco-prints on fabric highlighted the beauty of life. And within those moments, I knew I was healed. Color was my medicine."
Natural dyeing was my practice to heal from postpartum depression with my baby boy. As a new and first time mother, it was scary, overwhelming, and one of the best blessings of my life. I learned so much about myself, being a woman, and a mother.
In my journey of motherhood, I've noticed a lack of resources and discussion about the affects and healing therapy of postpartum depression in women, specifically within bipoc communities.
This workshop is intended to create an inclusive support group and help another mother (veteran, new, mother dealing with loss) find their inner child and heal with color as medicine through natural dyeing.
Mothers will have the opportunity to organically tie dye or over-dye with food scraps and natural dyes that assisted me along my healing journey. Mothers are encouraged to BYO (bring your own) project to be dyed. You are welcome to bring your little ones baby onesies, t-shirts, momma gear, or swaddles.
Please limit to 2-3 items for dyeing. All garments need to be properly prepared prior to the workshop. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to pre-treat your own project or bring your project to be dyed to our studio during normal business hours for preparation. All garments should be dropped off 5 days prior to the workshop. Only natural fibers (cotton, hemp, linen, bamboo, etc.) will be accepted. Natural dyes cannot dye synthetic materials. No bulk items such as blankets, coats, jackets, etc. will be accepted or allowed during the workshop.
How does Modest Transitions support mothers?
We are committed to supporting mothers the best we can during their healing journey. We welcome mothers to bring small children within ages 3 to 16 months. We recommend baby carriers during the workshop; however we have limited space for strollers and car seats. We are all in this together!
Sliding Scale Policy:
In effort to make fiber art accessible to our community, we implemented sliding scale pricing for our community based workshops. Although some price ranges may not be affordable for some this model is sustainable as a small business, while upholding our mission and brand values. Simply, pay what you can using the guidelines that best fits your situation.
Consider paying less on the scale if:
- have medical expenses not covered by insurance
- are eligible or receive public assistance
- an elder with limited financial support
- a returning citizen or denied work due to incarceration, or have a disability
- an individual that experiences discrimination
- have dependents and supporting children independently
- job loss due to covid-19 or pandemic hardship
Consider paying more on the scale if:
- you own the home you live in
- have investments, inherited money, retirement accounts, and/or other assets
- travel recreationally
- have a high earning power or privilege due to race, gender, class, level of education, etc.
- work part-time or ability to stay home full-time by choice
COVID-19 practices + safety
Please be advised our studio no longer requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend workshops, camps, and other events, effective 3.8.22.
In order to have a safe, healthy, and creative makers space we ask that you:
Wear a mask, during your visit. Please ensure your face mask covers your nose and mouth.
Maintain social distancing within the studio, we are limiting our in-store shopping to 4-6 customers at a time.
Stay home, if you're positive or sick. If you test positive, and recently visited our studio we ask that you contact us with dates of potential exposure so we can inform our staff and workshop guests. All information regarding the exposure will remain confidential.
All dye and fiber materials are included in the workshop price unless otherwise noted. All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend a workshop, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by emailing us at email@example.com. In the event of a workshop cancellation, you will receive 24 hours advanced notice and a full refund.