Screenprinting with Jane Foster

I’ve been thinking about printing my own fabric for a while, and came across Jane Foster’s courses while googling one day.  I love Jane’s work, and the chance to learn from her – too good to miss!

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Jane is based in Kingsbridge – about an hour from me – so I drove down there on the most beautiful day.  There were four of us, and I think we were all a bit nervous!

It was fascinating to hear from Jane about her career and life as an artist.  And I fell in love with screenprinting on my first try.  I’m not very good at drawing, but the process makes  simple designs look great, so it’s ideal for me.

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I designed a flower using paper cut outs and round stickers, and struck with that for my one and two colour prints.

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We printed three bags, some scraps of fabric, and paper.  I also made tiny niece Greta a bag.

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She was a bit confused there was nothing in it (she had a very good look to make sure!), but soon came round when we showed her how to put toys in there.  (Also, she’s wearing the smocked dress I made – my sister knows how to make me happy).

Whenever I go on courses I am amazed by the variety of work produced – here is one bag from each of us.  Could they be more different?!

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You can find out more about Jane and her work at www.janefoster.co.uk – course details are in the Shop section.

7 Comments

  1. Love your flower design Denise. Looks like screen printing is very versatile, so looking forward to seeing what you make with it. X

  2. I love this! I also want to learn to print on fabric some day. Could you share a link to these online courses?

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