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Botanical Printing and Dyeing

  When I spent time with Polly Stirling in Ashland, Oregon last May, she strongly encouraged me to explore botanical printing and dyeing also known as eco-printing.  She has been botanically printing her felt for years and feels strongly about reducing the use of “toxic” dyes and paints in clothing.   I had the opportunity to […]

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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 […]

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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 Ashland, Oregon             Instructors: Jo Ann Manzone & Marilou Moschetti To Register:  contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or Call: 541. 951. […]

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Felted Fault Lines Vest Workshop Approaches

The 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. […]

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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 […]

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The Walkabout Vest

Walkabout Vest by Jo Ann Manzone

I have worked on making many versions of Polly Stirling and Diane Ericson’s walkabout vest pattern. If you haven’t used this pattern it is a must purchase. Included are pattern pieces for felting and for sewing. The first vest pictured was made from the felting pattern and the entire vest was felted. The second vest […]

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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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One With Nature-Eco Color

Nuno felted scarf with eco color by JoAnn Manzone

While at Polly Stirling’s felting retreat this past June, I was introduced to eco printing and dying. I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie, concocting magical potions with my friends. Making eco color is easy and fun. The results are unique and beautiful but more important, the practice is sustainable and good […]

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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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Fun with Nuno Felt Collars

Joann Manzone

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to make a piece of felt but am not in the mood to make a garment or even a scarf.  I want to make something lovely and small and make it in one day.  Nuno felted collars are  easy creative projects.  You don’t need a large […]

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