Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket

Last week I blogged about my obsession with British writer and crafter Jane Brocket's book The Gentle Art of Domesticity. I've just learned that she has a new book coming out -- it's already out in the UK! -- called The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking: 15 Projects Inspired by Everyday Beauty. It looks like it'll be released the second week in May.

I'm a novice quilter, but I'm much more confident with a needle and thread (or sewing machine) over a pair of knitting needles. And even if the projects are above my skill level, I'm sure I'll love looking at the pictures; one thing I love about The Gentle Art of Domesticity (and Jane's blog) are all the photos of flowers, food, and fabric. Yummy!

So this and Elizabeth George's latest Inspector Lynley mystery in one month. So much to read, so little time. What's on your Anglophile reading list this spring?


  1. Oooh, thanks for the heads up on the new Lynley book! Time to get in the queue for it at the library.

    If you are interested in traditional English crafts of all sorts, you'd love John Seymour's Forgotten Household Crafts. As a young man in the early part of the 1900s he worked on farms, small holdings and with many traditional English craftspeople learning how to do everything from thatching roofs to spinning flax to making cider. Absolutely fascinating.

  2. Melanie, the new Lynley mystery snuck up on me too! I hope it's better than Careless in Red. I don't even think I finished it, I hated it so much.

    And thank you for the recommendation on John Seymour's book. It sounds like a book I'd devour!

  3. I'm #80 in the queue for the new Lynley, but I'm in the queue!


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