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!
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.
I designed a flower using paper cut outs and round stickers, and struck with that for my one and two colour prints.
We printed three bags, some scraps of fabric, and paper. I also made tiny niece Greta a bag.
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?!
You can find out more about Jane and her work at www.janefoster.co.uk – course details are in the Shop section.