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

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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 shes 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 books glorious synthesis of style, DIY projects, and philosophical musings inspires us not only to emulate Brockets handmade creations but also to share her enjoyment of the simple pleasures of home.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584797364
Subtitle:
Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art and the Comforts of Home
Author:
Brocket, Jane
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
General
Subject:
Needlework - General
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20080901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 7.75 x 1 in 2.44 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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