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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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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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