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Queen of Crafts: The Modern Girls' Guide to Knitting, Sewing, Quilting, Baking, Preserving & Kitchen Gardening [Hardcover]

Jazz Domino Holly
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Book Description

1 Sep 2011

Join the craft revolution with Queen of Crafts; The Modern Girls' Guide to Knitting, Sewing, Quilting, Baking, Preserving & Kitchen Gardening, a gloriously illustrated handbook by Jazz Domino Holly.

Feeling the itch to stitch and the urge to preserve? Well then, get your craft on with crafter-about-town Jazz Domino Holly. As the daughter of rock-royalty and founder of the Shoreditch Sisters Women's Institute, Jazz is the perfect guide.

Have fun and impress your friends and family with your crafting skills as you learn how to:

·Unravel the mystery of knits and purls and whip up a Girlie Bow Headband

·Fix your stitches and sew a string of Heart-Felt Bunting

·Feel the heat in the kitchen and bake a batch of Queen of Crafts Jam Tarts

·Preserve tradition and fill your empty jars with delicious Oh My Darling Clementine Marmalade

·Get green-fingered and plant a Herbal Tea Garden

·Become your own beauty expert and mix up a pot of Get Lippy Lip Balm

Jazz will show you how to make all these things and many, many more. You'll be hosting the perfect tea party, organising a bake-off and setting up your own knitting circle in no time (and having a lot of fun along the way).

Jazz Domino Holly, daughter of the late Joe Strummer, is founder of the Shoreditch Sisters Women's Institute, who since their formation in 2007 have been credited as the forerunners of the WI's recent revival. She writes a monthly craft column for Company magazine. Queen of Crafts is her first book.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Fig Tree (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905490755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905490752
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jazz Domino Holly, founder of the country's hippest W.I. branch in Shoreditch, craft columnist for Company magazine and daughter of rock'n'roll legend Joe Strummer, is at the forefront of the new crafting wave. Her original DIY projects have featured in The Sunday Times, Elle and INSTYLE and her first book, Queen of Crafts, was published in 2011.

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About the Author

Jazz Domino Holly, daughter of the late Joe Strummer, is founder of the Shoreditch Sisters Women's Institute, who since their formation in 2007 have been credited as the forerunners of the WI's recent revival. She writes a monthly craft column for Company magazine. Queen of Crafts is her first book.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best craft book 7 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Though this book is definitely not meant for my age group (late fifties) I absolutely loved it and have made several of the projects. The knitted head bands are easy enough even for a complete beginner like me.
It's written in a very engaging style and is altogether adorable.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, modern book! 31 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
I've always loved cooking and doing various crafts, but was beginning to get a little bored - so when I saw this "Modern" book I thought I would give it a try. It has new methods and techniques which are great to try and I would highly recommend this book to anyone; whether they were experienced in crafts or just starting out.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely fantastic from start to finish 18 Sep 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a fantastic book for the modern crafter. It is beautifully put together, quirky and easy to follow. I have been dabling in knitting and general crafts for a few years and always read Jazz's column in Company Magazine, so when I saw she had written a book I pre-ordered it straight away.

It arrived very quickly as promised by Amazon.

I couldn't recommend this book highly enough. Completely love it.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing 10 Dec 2011
By anne
Format:Hardcover
I bought this as a Christmas present for my niece. It looked as if it would appeal to a student with an interest in art, craft and fashion. Really disappointed in the lack of interesting project ideas. Lots of information on basic techniques which would suit a complete novice, but 30 pages on how to knit with only instructions for scarves, bows, or knitted squares did not inspire. Patchwork items were equally boring, I know retro is in but the items didn't appear to have moved on. Sorry but could not recommend to the age group it seems to be aimed at. I think it tries to cover too much in one book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enlightening buy 11 April 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book after seeing it in a popular High Street bookstore for double the price. I have been making jewellery but am fairly new to material crafts and found this book to be insightful look into lots of new crafts. A few other reviews have commented that it is very basic, but this is good to me as a newbie, but also think new ideas can come from the basics.
I would recommend this book to those that want to learn more or refresh their ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book 20 Mar 2012
Format:Hardcover
I recieved this book and its wonderful, there really is something for everyone in here.
The book has sections on knitting, sewing and patchwork (by hand and machine), baking, preserving, gardening, DIY beauty and fashion. The instructions are easy to understand and the projects are sutitable for all skill levels. The projects are also excellent, they are not too hard as to put off beginners but (I believe) interesting enough for the more experienced (I certainly enjoyed the baking section).
The introductary sections are also amusing and interesting to read.

I've tried out several of the baking recipies and they all produced fantastic results, which has left me eager to try out the other projects in the book. Overall the book is amusing and interesting to read, and even if you don;t try the projects out it is certainly inspiring and shows that "old-fashioned" crafts are anything but outdated!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sad to have parted with the money 18 Dec 2011
By Merna
Format:Hardcover
I received the book yesterday morning and have been flicking back and forth through it sporadically ever since. This book works as a coffee table book. It's quirky and retro, yes, but the photography is also excellent and the grouping of topics is interesting. But seriously, as a long time crafter, I found the book quite lacking and disappointing. If you're new to crafting then this is the book for you. If you've any experience whatsoever with a needle and thread, with knitting, with gardening, then this book will either go in the trash, or as I intend to do, be gifted on to someone less craft savvy then myself.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good buy 8 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
I bought this for a teenager's 13th birthday. Best buy ever! She loved it as did her parents. Plenty of things to do and it gave both her and others ideas. Definately deserves the 'Queen of Crafts' book title.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
Very few craft books are as good as this one. I bought this secondhand (perfect condition) after taking it out of my local library. Read more
Published 3 months ago by smokingpeaches
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!
This book is brilliant! Eveything in the book is easy to follow, and I love the section on making your own beauty prodcuts, they all came out brilliant and a few of them have taken... Read more
Published 11 months ago by sbee
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for newbies
My mum is good with a crochet hook, but her sewing and machine skills are awful. This helped her with some very basic projects, plus a few nice crochet ideas she devoured! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jenn .C.
3.0 out of 5 stars For the modern crafter
There are some great little ideas to craft but I wish there were some more that use things you already have though. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
a fantastic book which guided me a lot with the things I already do
only downside is the huge section on knitting! Read more
Published 23 months ago by quirky boots
5.0 out of 5 stars The best craft book yet!
I read the authors column in company magazine and discovered her book, as I love craft and cooking it seemed like a perfect purchase. Read more
Published 23 months ago by BexTapp
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen Of Crafts
I really enjoyed this book. Jazz is great at explaining how to do all the various crafts. It does not really matter if this is your first time or you are more experienced at it... Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2012 by edel
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen of crafts a great book !
A great book! I am a beginner in all crafts and is learning from the book! It's easy to follow and has good craft ideas :)
Published on 16 Dec 2011 by Maymay
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen of Crafts
Excellent and informative-is exactly as described in the title-no nonsense and direct with quirky comments and personal details which add to the homely effect-would recommend to... Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2011 by scooby doo
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