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Scrap Revival: Wearable Upcycled Fabric Flower Wreath

June 7 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Date: Friday, June 7th
 2:00 – 4:00 PM
 Nao Kobayashi
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
 All Levels
Sliding Scale:
 $25 / $40 / $55

About the class

Join Nao Kobayashi, winner of Trashion Fashion 2024’s Most Theatrical award, for her first workshop at the Sonoma Community Center. You’ll be inspired by her simple techniques to turn scrap fabric into dramatic botanical creations.

Is your fabric scrap collection getting full and you are wondering what you can do with them? You can

learn to sew a variety of little garden flowers. Use your textile flowers to decorate a wreath to hang on your wall, or wear them! Participants will learn a variety of simple sewing fabric botanicals, and attach them to a wreath made from basket material. Each flower can also be worn separately as a bracelet, choker, shoe decoration, and more.

This class is suitable for people who enjoy crafts, small hand sewing, and creative ideas to turn used items into one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. Materials and tools are provided. Bring your own fabric scraps if you want. Some prior hand sewing experience suggested but not required.

Let’s wear our creations and join the Parade! We welcome you to wear your wreath and join the Parade! We are creating a magical July 4th parade with Sonoma Procession Project this year, through a very simple movement for everyone who wants to join the procession. Come to the Butoh Dance Workshop after the Craft Workshop, experience Butoh and join the parade!

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when registering or by emailing Sean at

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.

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.

About the instructor

Nao Kobayashi

Instructor / Artist

Nao Kobayashi designs and fabricates puppets and costumes for TV, film and art related services.
Originally from Japan and recently at Images in Motion Inc. in Sonoma, California, she has worked on
various projects with dance and theater productions, fashion and entertainment companies, museums and institutes over 15 years. She also explores interdisciplinary art projects with independent artists, musicians, improvisers and performers, with her somatic understanding through martial arts including Shintaido, butoh and improvisation. She keeps expanding ideas to cross borders and nurture culture with creative solutions.

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