Sunday, 8 November 2015

New Quirky Hand Illustrated Figures / Dolls by Jane Foster

Making quirky figures is one of my favourite things to do - I love stuffing these hand drawn fabric characters to see what they end up looking like! They're often quite 'odd' in a good way. (I hope!)  - a but like me really! Here are some snap shots. The reason I designed one character wearing a Patti Smith Fan tee shirt is that I've been a long Patti Smith fan herself and recently heard her being interviewed on Radio 4 - she's been on my mind this week. I saw her perform in Brighton many years ago and never tire from listening to her talk and sing.

Am selling these on my Etsy site here. 

Friday, 30 October 2015

Handmade Miffy items to be sold Sunday 1st November at 10am

I'm listing 20 handmade Miffy fabric cushions Sunday 1st November at 10am (UK time) from here.
A few months ago I was fortunate to be able to buy some very rare 70s Miffy fabric that I've used in these 20 cushions I'm selling. The fabric is designed by Dick Bruna and was originally from Holland. I've added panels of 70s and retro cottons to make these. Am also listing some handmade purses. I've signed a licensing agreement with Miffy to allow me to legally sell these items. Here are a few snap shots.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Guardian include my ABC book in 'What are the best baby's board books?'

Am thrilled that the Guardian recently included my pre school board book 'Jane Foster's ABC' in their article 'What are the best baby's board books?'

They said the following - Fabric designer Jane Foster’s ABC is a collection of gorgeous images for the different letters of the alphabet which will make a perfect introduction to learning the alphabet when the time is right.
You can read more here.

It's available to buy from my website, Waterstones and other book shops in the UK and USA.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Christmas Toy Kits by Jane Foster

The Christmas toy kits that I designed are now available to buy from Make International and John Lewis. (and other stores)
Each kits contains everything you need  - vacuum packed studding, instructions and printed fabric. The toys have been designed with printed fabric on both sides.
The mini ones are so cute and can be added to a Christmas tree or mantlepiece.

Here are some snap shots.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Press Release - New Books From Jane Foster

Am so excited to announce that the 5 children's books I've been working on the past few months are going to be published next year! My hand drawn illustrations appear in all five books.

Templar have acquired world rights from Claudia Kennerley at Palazzo Editions.
Three of my new books will be published in January 2016  - Black and White, Colours and First Words.
Stripy Tiger Pattern Book and Brown Bear Colour Book will follow in March. These two titles introduce children to the concepts of pattern and colour with beautiful die-cuts and tabs making them perfect for hands on learning.

The Bookseller wrote a piece online here and Book Brunch announced the new books this morning.

Helen Wicks at Templar said: "Jane's latest range of pre-school titles continues her stylish study of first concepts, exploring colour and pattern through distinctive, high-contrast illustrations. Her playful characters and cheerful designs engage toddlers with their stunning simplicity."

Sunday, 30 August 2015

New Haberdashery Range Coming Soon! - Jane Foster with Make International

Am very excited to announce my new Haberdashery Range for Make International is coming very soon! You can view the products here. I've spent years designing and screen printing my own fabrics for toy kits so it's been very exciting to collaborate with Make International on a range of Haberdashery products, ranging from toy kits to fabric buckets to pin cushions. Keith Brymer Jones made several visits to various factories in order to source the best quality products that are hand screen printed in just the same way that I did the prototypes. I've added a photo below showing the actual silk screens used and the long printing tables.
All the products have been screen printed onto cotton using water based eco friendly inks. I love the packaging that's been used and each toy kit comes with vacuum packed stuffing. Here are some snap shots of the products. They will be available to buy from Make International and John Lewis very soon.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Short break in Cornwall - summer 2015

We recently returned from a short break in Cornwall  - here are some of my favourite photos - St Ives will always remain a special place due to it's history of artists and wonderful light. I also love Marazion and Zennor.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Cacti drawings - Jane Foster illustrations

I've been sketching some cacti alongside my daughter this morning - she's been designing a children's animal colouring book. Please see photos below! (Will finish this and decorate the pot later!)