Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Japanese Fabric Beadmaking

May 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Date: Friday, May 5th and Friday, May 12th
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Instructor: DeLynda DeLeon
Location: Room 201 Fiber Arts Studio
Ages: Adults, 18+
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $50 / $75 / $100
Materials Fee: $15
Financial aid available below

Class Description

Learn to create hand-rolled beads made from vintage Japanese recycled or remnant fabric. This is a two day workshop, 2 hours each workshop. During the first class, students will choose from distinctive Japanese fabrics and learn the process of cutting, preparing the fabric and the rolling techniques to create handmade beads. For the second workshop the participants will return with the fabric beads they have made at home and will learn how to design and assemble a personal jewelry piece incorporating their fabric beads with a variety of glass and stone beads.

Materials fee includes fabric, adhesive, beads, wire and findings.

About the Instructor

DeLynda DeLeon

Artist / Instructor

DeLynda DeLeon creates custom works of wearable art. She began designing jewelry over 45 years ago as a way to escape the stresses of her job as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with people with mental and substance abuse issues. The last 20 years DeLynda has been creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces utilizing the hand-rolled Japanese fabric beads that she makes. Her designs have been exhibited and sold in art galleries and boutiques throughout California and Hawaii and most recently at San Francisco Asian Art Museum. Retiring in 2009, Ms. DeLeon now has time to share her art form with others.

Sliding Scale Guidance

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

Class Policies

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

Stay updated on the latest from the Center