The Gentle Art of Domesticity

The Gentle Art of Domesticity

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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, through the gentle arts of knitting, baking and sewing, enhances her family life. From angora cushions to gingerbread houses, from crochet blankets to geometric quilts, she injects her home with colour, beauty and fun. The result is a gorgeous, unusual and inspirational commonplace book, full of wit, whimsy and stunning photographs. Jane's fresh and thoughtful take on life will make you look at the world with new eyes. Whether you want to emulate her hand-knitted socks and colourful cupcakes or simply share her pleasure in life's small details, you will delight in the glorious synthesis of craft, style and intellectual pleasures. THE GENTLE ART OF DOMESTICITY is a heavenly feast, celebrating everything that is wonderful about life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 198 x 26 x 255mm | 1,160g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0340950986
  • 9780340950982
  • 227,089

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'A gorgeous visual feast of domestic perfection, packed with ideas for creating your own idyll.' -- Eve Magazine 'The book... packed with jewel-bright pictures of her work, from shimmering iced cupcakes to knitted carrot-coloured tea cosies, is an eccentric delight.' -- Evening Standard 'Good for an interesting read, but even better for cute domestic projects and light-hearted words of wisdom.' -- House & Home (Eire)
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About Jane Brocket

Jane Brocket is the creator of the gorgeously colourful and thoughtful blog www.yarnstorm.blogs.com, which has a huge international following. A Master of Wine and lapsed PhD student, she lives with her husband and three children in Berkshire.
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655 ratings
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5 38% (249)
4 33% (215)
3 20% (131)
2 7% (47)
1 2% (13)
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