Jane's students all had fun making a wide brimmed sun hat that was fully lined with an adjustable fit.
She will be offering another hat class in the fall.
Here is Katherine's hat.
Fee is $100 plus $20 kit fee. Bring your lunch and join in the fun. Max of 8 students. Call Jane at 925-323-9932 for class availability.
The class all made cute and usable bags.
Classes being held again for fully vaccinated students. See times and dates. Jane is also offering Zoom consultations.
Everyone is excited to be back sewing with Jane in her studio and chatting with their friends.
Sewing teacher Jane Foster shares her studio and creativity during Covid.
Jane is interviewed by Anne La Follette and they discuss how she has reinvented herself during the year of the pandemic.
I can close my eyes and think back to sitting in a classroom in Devon England. I can feel fabric and needle with embroidery thread in my hand. I can remember the joy. It was as if I had won a prize or as if I had been rewarded. I can see the color and I can see the pencil line on the turquoise fabric where my needle was going in and out. I was six years old. I can vividly remember the way the process made me feel.
It was clear to me at 12 years old that teaching and fabric had to be the direction my life would take, after all my brother and sister had paved the way ........
See Jane's full featured story.
No artistic skills necessary. Draw and color along with Jane, and learn how to use Inktense pencils on fabric. Jane will send you a design for you to trace.
Supply list on registration $75.
Lisa Thorpe shows students the gelli printing technique.
Jane Periodically Features the Work of one of her Students
Carrie is the latest featured student.
The “something” can be a garment for yourself or someone else. It could be a bag or something for your home. It needs to be in fabric! You have until early in 2020. I hope you can all create something for this challenge. Happy Sewing
PS I will be available for design and pattern advice
Jane's held a workshop on a Big Collared Shirt Sewing Class
Jane had drafted the pattern, and everyone loved being able to quickly make a shirt that fit and looked good on everyone.
Be sure to see the Vogue Pattern Magazine, the February/ March issue. This issue features Jane's "California Pattern Class (Marfy Patterns) " in a six page article starting on Page 56 ! Jane describes how she challenged her students to use a pattern by the Italian pattern company MARFY. These patterns come with no instructions, no seam allowances, and no pattern layouts. So they are quite a challenge. So get a copy of the magazine, and enjoy!
You can also see garments made by Jane's students using Marfy patterns here: