Student shows off her one-of-a-kind vest

Student shows off her one-of-a-kind vest

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 the Plaza Jacket.

The first day students did a color study using Colorhue dyes. They had fun experimenting with different color combinations, learning how to create warm and cool colors and how to tone. They dyed their silk for the next day’s felting. Students also spent time sketching design ideas for their felt yardage. 

photo (12) color study

Student at work

The second day was spent creating the yardage for their jacket or vest. Some students created designs using flat felt surface while others played with 3-D techniques. The last day was spent cutting, fitting and sewing the vest or jacket. At the end of the day we had a mini fashion show. 


Jo Ann Manzone, Fault Lines Vest

Jo Ann is a studio artist at Ashland Art Center. She plans on repeating similar workshops in Ashland. If you are interested in learning more about Jo Ann’s classes and workshops, she can be reached at (541) 951-2526 or 

Click here to see more photos from the workshop on Jo Ann’s Facebook page.

NEWS ~ Jo Ann and Natalie Stawsky are teaching an upcoming workshop @ AAC!

Explore Your Creativity: Felting and Meditation

Students will engage in a short creative exercise designed to explore your life vision. Natalie will guide you through a meditative process and Jo Ann will teach students to make a piece of flat felt or a vessel that can be used in your meditative practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in touch with your creative side. 

  • Thursday, May 29, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • $47, includes materials
  • Pre-registration is required ~ Contact Jo Ann Manzone at or Natalie Stawsky at 541- 601 – 3501 to register