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

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

by Jane Brocket

Hardcover

$37.50

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584797364
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
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

About 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. 9 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.
brineydeep4 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is a collection of little vignettes relating to the overall subject of domesticity. The author writes about her favorite domestic novels, how flower beds inspired quilt projects, baking cupcakes with her children (recipe included), etc. Each ~2 page reflection is accompanied by gorgeous photographs, which is really this book's strong point.To be honest, the book feels very much like a blog--a collection of short posts on a variety of subjects, each with its own lovely photos. For me it lacks the cohesion and real content to make it anything other than a source of visual inspiration.
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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