Sunday, 26 April 2015

Screen Printing With Children - Jane Foster

I spent this morning cutting paper stencils with my 7 year old daughter and then screen printing her designs onto bags and fabric with her.  It was smashing  - I love spending time with her doing this and we both get very excited by the results! (she was so exhausted, she had to have a large hot chocolate and sit down after!)
The process is quite easy - draw a simple design, cut out with a craft knife or sharp scissors, lay the various pieces on to a blank silk screen and then screen print!

These methods will be shown on my beginner screen printing courses.














Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Beginner Screen Printing Courses with Jane Foster

Have listed some Saturday beginner screen printing courses on my website. Here is some more info.






Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Making Toys With Jane Foster

I love making toys with my seven year old daughter Polly. She's full of great ideas and I love helping her sew her designs into actual stuffed toys. A toy making project is one of the many projects I've featured in my new book 'Creative Craft With Kids'  - available here for £10 as a signed copy along with 3 free colouring in postcards!












Friday, 10 April 2015

New Jane Foster Fabric Figures

People keep asking me to invent some more characters - I've been making toys and animals for years now so have been playing with some new ideas - fabric figures that aren't quite dolls but are more like ornaments! Each is a complete hand drawn, handmade one off. Would be lovely to hear your comments! x























Friday, 3 April 2015

Vintage 70s Apple Fabric Cats and Pandas by Jane Foster

I get such a buzz when I'm able to find some fun fabric to use for my toys - I recently bought this wonderful 70s apple fabric in fabulous condition. Perfect size apples for my toys - available here.






Friday, 27 March 2015

New pre-school books by Jane Foster - ABC and 123

The postman delivered my two new pre-school books in the post today  - here are some snap shots - they'll be available to buy in the shops in May but are available to pre-order on Amazon now at £6.99 each. One is a counting book and the other an alphabet book. Am really happy with the look and feel of them - both have slightly shiny and raised pictures although it's hard to see in my photos!
They're published by Templar.

























Wednesday, 18 March 2015

March giveaway bundle - Creative Craft With Kids + new nautical Bill bear + new coin purse!

This month's giveaway is a signed copy of my Creative Craft With Kids book + one of my handmade toy Nautical Bill bears and one of my new mini coin purses.

All you need to do is leave me a comment below as to who would like these and why? I will pick a winner at the end of the month. The winner is Dropstitch!







Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

New Nautical Screen Printed Toys by Jane Foster

It was only a matter of time before I started entering a Nautical theme after having moved nearer to the coast 6 months ago.
Here are two of my new screen printed Nautical toys - Nautical Bill and Nautical Nancy.
The painting in the photos was by our daughter when she was 6.