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Creating Felt Fabric Collage

  Fabric Collage refers to the creation of a new cloth from a collection of different types of textiles.  I have been playing with my stash of handmade felt, fabric and scraps to make unique textiles that can transform into a vest, pants, wrap or a scarf. I begin by pulling out different types of […]

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Spring Foraging

Mushroom season is just beginning in the higher elevations and I love to forage for the elusive Morel Mushroom. My husband Russ and I have learned to hunt above 3,000 feet as Russ has never met a poison oak plant that hasn’t found a way to his body.  I am transformed when I enter the […]

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The Artist’s Voice, Summer 2014

“It is often said that Mother Nature’s colors rarely clash. When you are looking for color inspiration, look no further than a park or your own backyard.” – Thalia Keple, quote from “Seeing Mother Nature’s Colors” Dear Artists and Art Enthusiasts! Relax in today’s late evening warmth while reading the latest Artist’s Voice, Ashland Art […]

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Successful California Workshop for AAC Studio Artist

From Jo Ann Manzone, AAC Studio Artist and Teacher: Jo Ann Manzone 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 fitted to each students’ individual silhouette for a vest or a jacket. The patterns used were Diane Ericson’s Fault lines Vest and […]

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75 lbs of Eco Wool

I recently received a donation of 75 lbs of natural eco wool. The wool is free of chemical additives and it comes from my home state of Oregon. I plan on dying some of the wool using onion skins, avocado pits, flowers, etc… all natural. Now the question is, what to do with all of […]

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Open Studio Sessions

What could be more fun than collaberating with other felters on a new project or getting some help with that felting project you never quite finished.  This month at Ashland Art Center you can come to my studio each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm and for a $20 fee you can get and give advice […]

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Felt Making for Beginners with Jo Ann Manzone

Ashland Art Center workshop

Come to one or all three Learn Basic Wet Felting & Design Techniques. You will learn a new technique each time and take home a new special treasure. 3 Class Series: Saturday, August 11, Thursday, August 16th & 23rd 11:00am to 1:00pm Cost: $25.00 for one class or $40.00 for two and $50 for all …

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Felt Making for Beginners with Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone

Learn basic wet felting and design techniques and bring home a beautiful piece of felt! with textile artist Jo Ann Manzone. Saturday, April 21, 11:30 – 1:30 $25, includes materials Contact Jo Ann to register at [email protected] or 541-951-2526. Held at Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St, Ashland, OR, 97520. Filed under: Classes, Crafting, Textiles Tagged: art, artist, …

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A Warm Welcome to Fiber Artist Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone, Fiber Artist

We are delighted to welcome Jo Ann and her Dreamweaving Designs to the Wearable Art and Fiber Artists categories of the Lifestyle Artist directories at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource! Please help us welcome her by sharing and commenting on this post or viewing and sharing her listing.

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