Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone

Dreamweaving Designs

Jo Ann Manzone is a fiber artist living in Ashland, Oregon. Over the years, she has pursued her passion for fiber art by seeking new ways to utilize her knitting, weaving and felting skills to create fabric which she transforms into clothing and accessories. Jo Ann creates and teaches felting and other fiber art techniques in her studio at the Ashland Art Center.

 

Creating Felt Fabric Collage

Creating Felt Fabric Collage

August 24, 2016 Felt and Fabric pieces for 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...

Spring Foraging

Spring Foraging

May 11, 2016Mushroom season is just beginning in the higher elevations and I love to forage for the elusive Morel Mushroom. Morel Mushrooms 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...

3-Dimensional Wet Felting

3-Dimensional Wet Felting

March 19, 2016 3-Dimensional felting, also called seamless felting is popular among felter’s making garments, vessels, hats, handbags and booties.  I personally find a multitude of fitting issues with seamless garments and choose to utilize overlapping and hand...

Summer Sewing

Summer Sewing

August 29, 2015I have taken a little break from felting to focus on some summer sewing.  Summer is a great time to work on 4 Square Dress lightweight frocks and improve my sewing skills.  In May, I attended Diane Ericson’s Design Outside the Lines Retreat.  Sandy...

Botanical Printing and Dyeing

Botanical Printing and Dyeing

August 1, 2014 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...

Felting Workshop

Felting Workshop

May 22, 2014I 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...

Felted Fault Lines Vest Class

Felted Fault Lines Vest Class

November 3, 2013I 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,...

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