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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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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Recap!

Print Studio Summer Special We had a very successful summer special, and are continuing our $40 a month rate. Be sure to stop by and check out our newly renovated space! Visit the Print Studio’s page to learn more.   Rust Prints Class Tiffany Hokanson taught a workshop on printmaking with rust. Students enjoyed learning […]

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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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