Jane LaFazio

64 years old
San Diego

My Bio


  • 22 Jul 2009
  • Long Beach Quilt Festival

    Hey, I'm not sure who I'm telling this to, but I'll be at CPS Open Studios at the Long Beach Quilt Festival on Friday, from 12:30-2:30 and Sunday 12:30-2:30. Come by and say hello!

    Oh, and see my quilt in the "EDGES" exhibition at Long Beach too!

    Jane LaFazio

  • 16 Jun 2009
  • August Workshops taught by Me, Jane LaFazio


    Intro to Wet Felting Workshop

    Jane LaFazio

    Tuesday 9 AM – 12 noon

    Aug 25 (1/2 day)

    San Diego/Park Blvd Studio


    Materials fee: $30 includes everything


    Using colorful wool fibers, a modernized ancient technique, some creative designing and a lot of elbow grease, you will create a beautiful and feels-so-soft felt square in few hours.  It may not be large enough to build a yurt; but it will make a lovely wall hanging or become part of another fiber piece.  During the felting process there will be lots of time to visit and laugh with other participants and you won’t need to go to the gym to work out that day! All materials are provided for you including a selection of wool rovings and the equipment needed to create your own original 18x18” piece of hand-made felt.  Wear clothes and shoes that may get wet.   Questions, e-mail Jane at PlainJaneStudio@gmail.com.



    Mixed Media with Paper & Cloth Intensive Workshop

    Jane LaFazio

    Wed-Fri, 10 AM – 4 PM (1hour break)

    Aug. 26-28 (3 days)

    San Diego/Park Blvd Studio


    Materials: a $15 materials fee

     Hold on to your hats! We’ll be immersed in paint, paper, cloth and glue for 3 full days. We’ll start by creating backgrounds on paper and cloth then learn how to collage, draw, stamp, stencil and sew—all to make art. You’ll learn tons of techniques and be inspired to continue in your own studio or journal. . Class will be inspirational, positive, and fun, with lots of sharing, laughing, and learning from the others in the class. All levels of experience are welcome. Questions, e-mail Jane at PlainJaneStudio@gmail.com.

    Materials bring to class: liquid matte medium, acrylic paints (whatever you have, but transparent liquid acrylics are best,) Golden brand Titan Buff liquid acrylic or white gesso, good quality watercolor paper or other support (like old paintings), brushes for paints and for glue, scissors, sheer papers for collage (tissue, phone books, maps), speedball lino-cutter tool, soft kut print block (~4x6) and permanent black marker both chisel point and fine point, pencil and your own sketchbook/journal for notes and doodles, images or ideas that may become the theme of your work over the 3 days.  Optional: needle, embroidery thread, awl, water soluble crayons, fabric scraps.

  • 1 May 2009
  • Melanie Testa Workshop in San Diego June 13 & 14

    Monoprint with Soy wax Resist on cloth

    With Melanie Testa 

    Melanie Testa attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and has a degree in Textile Surface Design. Her work has been featured in Quilting Arts magazine and she is the author of the upcoming book Inspired to Quilt: Creative Experiments in Art Quilt Imagery.  

     June 13 & 14 9am-4pm Location: San Diego (NTC Liberty Station, Point Loma area)Cost: $150 2-day workshop, plus $20 materials fee. Registration: email Jane LaFazio at PlainJaneStudio@gmail.com

     Monotypes combine the spontaneity of printed dyes and cloth, creating a surface that is unlike any other technique. Each image can only be reproduced once, making your fabric unique and original to you. Combined with the use of Soy Wax, we will explore ideas of scale, motif, texture and depth. We will be using Procion MX dyes on cotton fabric in this two day class.

    Materials include 2 yards prepared fabric for dying, fiber reactive dyes and soy wax and tools.