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Felting Workshop

I recently taught a 3 day workshop with Marilou Moschetti, in Aptos, California.  The workshop; Dye, Felt, Sew; focused on creating yardage that would be custom fit to each students individual silhouette for a vest or a jacket.  The patterns used were Diane Ericson’s Fault lines Vest and the Plaza Jacket.

The first day students created a color study using Colorhue dyes.  They had fun experimenting with different color combinations.  They learned how to create warm and cool colors and how to tone.  They then dyed their silk for the next day’s felting.  Students also spent time sketching design ideas for their felt yardage.

The second day was spent creating the yardage for their jacket or vest.  Some students created designs using flat felt surface while others played with 3-D techniques.  Pattern pieces were fitted for each individual’s body type.

The last day was spent cutting, fitting and sewing the vest or jacket.  At the end of the day we had a mini fashion show.   The workshop was a great success.

Colorhue dyes color study

Colorhue dyes color study

designing nuno felt yardage

designing nuno felt yardage

Plaza Jacket Fitting

Plaza Jacket Fitting

Fault Lines Vest, cutting out the pattern

Fault Lines Vest, cutting out the pattern

Nuno Felt Fault Lines Vest

Nuno Felt Fault Lines Vest

Plaza Jacket

Plaza Jacket

Finished felted garments

Finished felted garments

 

 

Exciting New “Nuno” Felt Workshop

This is an exciting opportunity to spend 3 days creating nuno felt and visiting beautiful Ashland, Oregon

Design Custom Tailored “Nuno” Felt Yardage

May 7, 8, 9th, 2014

Plaza Jacket

Plaza Jacket

Ashland, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructors: Jo Ann Manzone & Marilou Moschetti
To Register:  contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or
Call: 541. 951. 2526 for further information

During this three-day workshop, students will design and create “Nuno” felt yardage to be used to construct their own tailored vest or jacket. Flat felled seams will be used to close the front, back and sleeves into a functional unit, allowing the vest or jacket to have a lovely drape. accentuating each student’s individual silhouette.

Designs for the base fabric can be simple, elegant traditional fused silk with wool, 3-dimensional “Nuno”, or collage elements for each garment. The concept is to make a vest or jacket with a self-lining layer, of silk. The design possibilities are endless!!!!! There will also be an option to make two-in-one reversible yardage for the vest or jacket.

Fault Lines Jacket

Fault Lines Jacket

Two patterns will be available for purchase: Diane Ericson’s Fault Lines Vest and the Sewing Workshop’s Plaza Jacket. The Fault Lines Vest will be hand-stitched in the workshop. The Plaza Jacket will be machine stitched. Advanced felt experience is helpful, with intermediate sewing skills necessary. The patterns we will be using are NOT an all in one felt piece.

Workshop Fee: $395
Marilou Moschetti has taught for the Surface Design Association’s

Plaza Jacket Back view

Plaza Jacket Back view

“Reinventions” Conference, San Francisco State University’s textile department, coordinated The Felt Study Group in California, and taught workshops for The Tin Thimble, Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild, and The Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild. She has had garments exhibited at the San Jose Quilt & Textile Museum, FashionArt 2012 in Santa Cruz, California, and the Kent State Fashion Museum in Ohio.

Fault Lines Jacket Back View

Fault Lines Jacket Back View

Jo Ann Manzone has taught at Create Mixed Media Retreat for Artists, Costa Mesa, California, coordinated a 2-day workshop, Nuno Felt Basics with Polly Stirling at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon, taught workshops at the American Sewing Guild’s Southern Oregon Chapter, and has exhibited her work through the Lithia Artisan’s Guild. She has a studio at Ashland Art Center where she teaches and creates.

Felted Fault Lines Vest Workshop Approaches

Fault Lines Vest Black and White118-Fault-Lines-Front-Web PatternThe Felted Fault Lines Vest Workshop is about a month away and there is still room for you to sign up for this exciting 3 day experience.  You will learn how to make nuno felt yardage and transform your yardage into a beautiful one-of-a-kind vest.  We will be using Diane Ericson’s Fault Lines Vest Pattern.  Diane’s pattern has lots of playful design elements, including pockets, closures and collars.  You can see some of the different designs in the vests and jackets I have made.  The black and white vest is a combination of felt and a beautiful wool fabric as is the charcoal/black jacket.  If you are looking to take your felting skills to a new level, this workshop is for you.  The cost for the 3 day work shop is $350.  Please contact me to reserve your space today or you can click here to pay for the class.

Creatively Yours,

 

Jo Ann Manzone

black fault lines jacket front view nov shoot

autumn orange vest front view

brown fault lines jacket full view nov shoot

Dec 1-31: “Angels” Group Show at GoodBean Coffee, Jacksonville

Dec 1 – 31, 7am – 6pm M-F
My large “Angel” hand-painted silk wall hanging will be part of a group show of angel art at the GoodBean Coffee Company for the month of December. This 45″ x 45″ piece will be available for purchase – Contact Hannah West at
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GoodBean Coffee
155 S Oregon Street
Jacksonville, OR
 

Nov 29-30: “Wine Dine & Shop” Benefit for HOPE Equestrian Center

Nov 29 from 11-4, Nov 30 from 10-4
Wine, Dine and Shop for holiday gift items! I will be there to display and sell my hand-sewn, cotton happi coats and kimonos, hand-painted silk wall hangings and scarves at Voorhies Mansion / Edenvale Vinery, to benefit HOPE Equestrian Center, a Medford therapeutic horsebackriding program for the disabled.
 
Voorhies Mansion / Edenvale Vinery
2310 Voorhies Road
Medford, OR
 

Nov 19-Feb 21: Southern Oregon Guild Gallery

Nov 19, 2013 – Feb 21, 2014, M-F 11-3, Sat 10-2
Exhibit and sale of hand-painted silk scarves & wall hangings. The gallery is located at 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, Oregon
 
The Southern Oregon Guild is also having a Holiday Gift Show on Sunday, December 1st, from 2pm – 5pm.  Start your Holiday Season with the Southern Oregon Guilds’ Artists and the Oregon Little Big Band!  We’re having a fabulous party to introduce our 2013 Holiday Gift Show and give you the “Art Alternative” for your Holiday season!  We’ll be serving tastings of festive holiday wines and a wonderful buffet.  Free drawing for a hand-painted garden chair!
 

Felted Fault Lines Vest Class

I am so very excited to offer a 3 day felted Fault Lines Vest class January 17th through the 19th, 2014 at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon.  I have been playing with Diane Ericson’s Fault Lines Vest pattern and coming up with some amazing vests, undershirts and jackets.  In this 3 day class you will learn how to make felted yardage that you will use to make a vest, undershirt or jacket.  We will be mostly hand stitching the garments and encouraging you to think outside the box by combining felt and fabric to make your garments.  I love this pattern because there are lots of opportunities for design play.  Think about making a fabric undershirt and felted vest.  You can add a collar or leave the lines simple.  Create a collage look using prefelts and scraps of silk.  The possiblilities are endless.  I am attaching some pictures of the vests, undershirts and jackets that I have already made and will be posting new items as they are completed.  Visit www.dianeericson.com to see more Fault Lines Vest ideas. The cost for this workshop is $350.  Space is limited to 6, so you will receive lots of individual attention.  Please contact me to reserve your space today or click here to purchase.

faultlines jacket brn front

Autumn

Autumn

Nuno Felt Faultlines VestFault Lines Autumn Vest Pin detail

Fault Lines Autumn Vest Back

Call to Artists from the Talent Public Arts Committee

The Talent Public Arts Committee (TPAC) is creating a display to showcase the work of textile and fashion artists for the dates of Nov.12th-Jan.10th. At this time, this is an invitational show-however we are open to your suggestions of artists to contact and/or include. The deadline for jpeg submissions of work is Oct. 15th. We really hope to make this a great show and hope you’ll join us in the effort.

We are focusing on fashion design, textile art, and related practices such as art quilts, felting, rug making, silk dyeing, jewelry textiles, fashion illustration, photography of fashion/textiles, etc. We have a very large space to fill with artwork!

We have a wire and hook hanging system installed in the City Hall Gallery, so no work can be directly attached to the walls. Work that is not framed and wired needs to have a solid hanging apparatus that will work with this system. We would be happy to answer any questions to that end. We also have available a lighted glass display cabinet with movable glass shelves. The total size is about 8 feet long x 6 feet 6 inches tall x 14 inches deep. There are 9-12 shelves per case. Feel free to stop by City Hall anytime between 8:30am and 5pm Monday-Friday to look at the space and see what we have to offer. All sales have a nominal 10% commission fee, which goes directly back into the Public Arts coffers for putting on more events and shows.

To apply for this show click on “Call to All Artists” on the city home page at www.cityoftalent.org please read the “Guidelines for submission”, then follow the “instructions for application”. Again, the deadline for submissions is Oct. 15th.
To speak with us about possible artists, questions regarding the show, applications, etc. please call Karen at 541-621-6239 or email us at TPAC@cityoftalent.org.

Oct 18-20: Artoberfest Art Festival, Kerby, Oregon

October 18 & 19, 10-5, Oct 20, 10-4
“Artoberfest” Festival exhibition and sale, October 18 – 20, at the RCC Kerby Campus, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby Oregon, Friday and Saturday from 10 – 5pm, and Sunday from 10 – 4pm
 

Aug 30 – Sept 29: “Vine to Wine” Show at Art Presence Art Center

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in September – 11am-5pm

August 30 – September 29: Exhibition & sale of hand painted silk wall hangings for the “Vine to Wine” exhibition of member works at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, OR, 97530, every Fri – Sun 11am – 5pm. Meet the artists at a special reception with slideshow on Friday, September 6 from 5 – 7pm.

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