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The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home
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The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home

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by Jane Brocket
 

Jane Brocket delights in domesticity. Lively, curious, and creative, she takes inspiration from her surroundings, from art, literature, and nature, and expresses her passion through the gentle arts of needlework, cooking, gardening, and homemaking—and now through her writing. In The Gentle Art of Domesticity Brocket celebrates everything that is, and

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Jane Brocket delights in domesticity. Lively, curious, and creative, she takes inspiration from her surroundings, from art, literature, and nature, and expresses her passion through the gentle arts of needlework, cooking, gardening, and homemaking—and now through her writing. In The Gentle Art of Domesticity Brocket celebrates everything that is, and can be, wonderful about home life.

This gorgeous and unusual book, full of whimsy, warmth, and a wealth of stunning photographs, helps us to see domesticity with new eyes. Whether she’s knitting a tea cozy or baking jam tarts, crocheting a blanket or sewing an apron, Brocket fills her home with beauty, color, and fun. She transforms day-to-day domesticity into a realm of possibilities, both practical and imaginative—and encourages us to do the same in our own lives.

Rather than categorize readers as quilters or embroiderers, bakers or gardeners, Brocket embraces the idea that they may be all of these, and more. The key to practicing any of the domestic arts, she says, is to recognize the value of homemaking, overlooked skills, and ordinary things. This book’s glorious synthesis of style, DIY projects, and philosophical musings inspires us not only to emulate Brocket’s handmade creations but also to share her enjoyment of the simple pleasures of home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584797364
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Brocket is the creator of the gorgeously colorful blog www.yarnstorm.blogs.com, which has a huge international following. A Master of Wine and lapsed Ph.D. student, she lives with her husband and three children in Berkshire, England.

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The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, let me say - this is not a how-to book. If that's what you are expecting, you'll definitely be disappointed. This book is more of a commentary on Mrs. Brocket's lifestyle and her life philosophy. It's wonderfully written and includes a wealth of information and ideas. The whole book is just inspiring and uplifting. It gives you the cozy, warm feeling of home. I have been so excited and looking forward to this book, and it managed to exceed my high expectations.
mother-of-7 More than 1 year ago
pure inspiration. jane brocket has a wonderful outlook on the art of domesticity. her "just give it a go" and "do what you like, how you like it" attitude is infectious. thanks to jane, i attempted quilting after years of wanting to, but being too afraid to try. jane is not your ordinary, crafter, however. she's a wine master and literature major, as well. this is a very smart read, to be savored one essay or topic at a time. i don't know whether to call her "the intellectual's crafter" or the "crafting intellectual." it's a favorite that i've gifted a few times already and will do so again. ms. brocket also has a wonderful eye for color and photography. it's a visual delight as well as a good read. while not a "how to" book, per se, it will get you crafting. i dare you to read this book and then try to resist doing something creative of your own choice. this book is bliss.
L64 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable. Readable. Great for anyone who loves to make a warm and cozy home.
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