The Gentle Art Of Domesticity

The Gentle Art Of Domesticity Jane Brocket
  • Title: The Gentle Art Of Domesticity
  • Author: Jane Brocket
  • ISBN: 9780340950982
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gentle Art Of Domesticity Jane Brocket The Gentle Art Of Domesticity 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
    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 abouJane 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 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.
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    About Jane Brocket


    1. From the author s website My first book The Gentle Art of Domesticity was published by Hodder Stoughton in October 2007 My second book Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer was published by Hodder Stoughton in July 2008 and my third book with Hodder Ripping Things to Do was published in July 2009 September 2008 saw the publication in the USA of The Gentle Art of Domesticity by STC Crafts Melanie Falick Books.The Gentle Art of Quilt making was published by Collins Brown in Spring 2010 It is also published in the US by CT Publishing ctpub , in Australia by Penguin, and in a Dutch language edition by Veltman Uitgevers BV.I am also the creator of the yarnstorm blog I set up yarnstorm in February 2005 in order to write about knitting but the subject matter soon expanded to include quilting, baking, gardening, colour, inspiration, books, paintings and films in fact, all the good things in domestic life I am now blogging at the new jane brocket blog at yarnstorms jane_brocketI live with my husband Simon and our three children in Berkshire.


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    1. How do I loathe this book Let me count the ways 1 Faux BookIt takes than a cover and pages to make a book This appears to be a printout of blogposts, without the interactivity of an actual blog and without the structure of an actual book While there is a table of contents, and there are chapters, this book has no real bones to it There s no thesis the author develops and the chapters are thrown together 2 Faux FeminismConvincing your husband to do the domesticated tasks of, say, making an actua [...]

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    2. An enormous, thoughtful, beautiful book, perfect for anyone with any leanings at all toward domesticity Makes me yearn to spend my days reading Jane Eyre, baking bread and growing tomatos This book makes me realize how many small simple ways there are to make my home life special I got my copy from UK they have international shipping , not sure if it s available in the US yet.

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    3. I bought this book after reading several critical reviews I bought it because I love the photos and words on Brocket s blog It is totally worth the price even if you never read the text I have devoured all of the pictures and slowly made my way through the text Brocket is an excellent and thoughtful writer There are so many good thoughts that the photos offer a welcome diversion to some of the text Not in a bad way, but in a way that allows me to process the words.The photos are similar to the p [...]

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    4. The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket has been my morning coffee reading Visually, it s a lovely book I ordered it shortly after it was first published in the UK At the time, it was not available in the U.S and I had a copy shipped from London It felt it was worth it, just for the illustrations Jane Brocket does have some charming thoughts about the domestic arts However, this is not a perfect book I have to agree with other reviewers who have remarked that the book reads too much like a [...]

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    5. I was rather disappointed by this book I expected it to be something of a celebration of the beauty of home, but found it was very half hearted in that As long as something is inherently decorative and largely purposeless, Jane Brockett approves of it for example, embroidery and making ridiculously over decorated cakes But she is very scathing and derisory about most of what I would term domestic arts, and regards things that are generally useful for example, cooking dinners as opposed to cakes, [...]

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    6. Jane Brocket she does the yarnstorm blog is interested in ways that everyday life domesticity can be made meaningful and beautiful I support that project The worst way to look at this book rich woman who does not have to work spends far too much time playing with food color and writing poetically about cupcakes and paintings A charitable interpretation would include her thoughtful discussions of the value of making things, valuing one s living space and the way it looks feels At its worst, this [...]

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    7. Only 2 books in my life have been put on the LIFE BIBLE shelft to have anything to do with religion, but because these books have changed my life in a great way somehow This book is one of them I savored every page, waiting for a time before bed when I could sip a cup of tea, snuggle under the sheets and read each page slowly and carefully It not only inspired me, but brought me joy, laughter and a feeling of yes, this is me Truly, truly a remarkable and extremely enjoyable book LOVED IT

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    8. This book is beautiful You do have to love color, yarn, quilts and looking at neon colored cupcakes, though The writing is average, something many people might write in their diary However, there is so much inspiration in here to remember the gentle arts that mostly women have performed though the centuries It reminds us that in this overly technological wordl, we can still enjoy simple earthy pleasures together Check out the pumpkin tea cosy

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    9. Here are delicious photography, if over sweet, and prose as familiar and comfortable as chocolate milk Then, as I read, I started to wonder if the milk had gone off, because, well, I couldn t say why On the domestic library, she writes, As I get older, I find I am happier to reread rather than spend waste time with unknown and possibly disappointing books Is that, I wonder, encouragement to enjoy another kind of pleasure or acknowledgement of an atrophied sense of adventure She notes that at her [...]

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    10. Before I get started, the author kind of looked like Marie only Marie is prettier and not an idiot.Okay I was so excited for this book to only find out that it was just a random mismatch of very unimportant information Want to know what movies this author likes but have no importance to your life at all Read this book Want to look at somewhat cute cakes and kind of pretty knitted projects but not have a pattern recipe to learn how to make them Read this book It was kind of like a really bad adul [...]

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    11. I didn t even make it past pg 15 I felt like I was reading slightly pretentious essays I might not even mind reading slightly pretentious essays if they were at all inspiring, interesting, or thought provoking But reading someone s not so interesting journal, that isn t especially entertaining or inspiring No thanks I also didn t like how it jumped from one idea to another so quickly, although retrospectively I m thinking it might be good bathroom reading I guess if I owned the book I d keep it [...]

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    12. Some books in the library you pick up and put downting but not enough to check out.Some books you check out from the library and return That was nice I enjoyed that book.Some books you bring home and wait this one is different I need this one This one has things in it that I will come back to and enjoy and use, such as lists or recipes.This book is the last of the three I smiled as I looked at the wonderful photographs I wanted to copy down all the lists she had of favorite art or movies or book [...]

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    13. Just picked this up on Valentines day whilst roaming the isles of BN waiting for my kids to go to sleep I love books people blogs anything that elevates the art of domesticity It s a fine line between sheer drudgery and taking pleasure in building your nest Books like this one inspire and remind me to enjoy the journey Also, she involves her kids in so many of the things she does I am trying to be better at that.

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    14. This is such a delightful book Brocket is a talented and engaging writer, and obviously a talented domestician This is a book you actually want to read instead of just looking at the adorable pictures I love how the topics are divided up, making the path to domesticity an achievable and enjoyable one A must for anyone who enjoys the home arts A wonderful source for books, movies, and travel ideas as well.

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    15. Nice Pictures, intended for inspiration than instruction, therefore inherently disappointing I did get a little sick of pictures of color coordinated cupcakes Am I just jealous Do I want to stay home wearing birkinstocks color coordinated and baking cupcakes in a home made apron Knitting up a tea cozy while they bake It s possible

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    16. This is a beautiful book Jane has a lovely writing style, and writes on a great range of home y topics The accompanying images are bright and colourful, and sometimes I pick up the book just to appreciate the beauty of these pictures The book isn t particularly instructive, but rather serves to inspire you to be busy and creative in your own home, to make it lovely.

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    17. I love this book I have read it cover to cover, but the joy for me is just picking it up and reading bits here and there, and looking at the pictures I want to live in this book, knitting and baking and eating rock buns with tea.

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    18. I want to quiltThis book is a terrible indulgence it s impossible to do anything but bake or desire better sewing knitting skills I both like and loathe the lack of patterns.

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    19. Brilliant, just Brilliant I wish I had an iota of Jane Brocket s creativity This is a lovely, dreamy book, perfect for a lazy day with a cup of tea.

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    20. dipping into now and then, and really enjoying it

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    21. Read this book slowly savor it It s really lovely.

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    22. A bit of humour, a lot of homemaking inspiration and several movie references to movies starring one of my favourite actors It s not what I originally thought it would be, but I found out some interesting things like how feminism in the 1970 s and early 1980 s made it seem like a bad thing to learn the gentle arts embroidery, knitting, crochet, baking and a bunch of other things that every one was taught by their mothers and grandmothers So now we have a whole generation of women who don t know [...]

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    23. Beautiful pictures but otherwise lacks substance Reviews presented as almost a how to , sorely disappointed for this reason.

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    24. Honestly, I went into this book thinking, I m not gonna like it I don t think of myself as a super feminista, but, hey, I m a lawyer and before that I was an engineer yeah, I never could seriously take that playing on a computer is engineer like So I m used to playing in the man s world And all about woman power in that world In fact, no one was shocked than I when 1 I succeeded when I taught myself to crochet have I mentioned how that came about mental note story on how I got started with the [...]

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    25. I bought this book in a moment of weakness, basking in the I have a full time job again glow How could I not The cover is mostly pink and features thread, yarn, cookies, flowers, fabric in other words, than a few of my favorite things Note the photo here is from the UK edition, I think I m a sucker for attractive books and as a lover of things domestic except cleaning , I responded to this tome s siren call.As I climbed into the book, I learned that Jane Brocket has a domestically inclined blog [...]

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    26. Odd how a word expressly designed to describe pursuits that are clean, orderly, and wholesome can come to mean things gritty, repressing and yes, dirty but that is the case with the word domestic and its derivatives domesticity, domestication, domestics, domestically That is until I read these words in the introduction of this delectable book by Jane Brocket There is a world of difference between domesticity and domestication This book is about domesticity and pleasures and joys of the gentle do [...]

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    27. This book was not exactly what I was expecting Most crafty books have actual recipes, crafts, directions, etc for the reader to follow This book reads like a blog with a lot of text which I must admit I didn t read all of, but instead I skipped from paragraph to page haphazardly and still enjoyed it immensely The focus of the book is much about becoming inspired with your own passions, enjoying your little nest to the fullest, and the joy one gets by simply slowing down and getting lost in a g [...]

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    28. I had postponed reading this book for several years as I had been as might be described in Jane Austen s Persuasion persuaded by an older, well read at least when it came to the subject of domestic arts friend that the book was haphazard and inaccurate On a holiday whim, I added it to my wishlist in hopes of a secondhand copy to test my friend s theory.I ve read just 50 pages or so and I feel vindicated to have bypassed the prejudices and given this book a chance.Rather than attempting to be an [...]

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    29. Well, I really enjoyed this book even though I had to read it one eyed My sister recommended this book to me when I saw her at Easter It s not a book about housekeeping and efficiency It s all about enjoyment and making our homes lovely even homey.I enjoyed every single page of this book, and it inspired me with a ton of new ideas both the author s and my own.In the afterword, the author, Jane Brocket, pens these words I was wondering how to explain what I believe is the key to the gentle art [...]

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    30. I m a regular reader of Brocket s blog and share her affection for Persephone books I ve paged through this numerous times in bookstores and finally decided to get it from the library I didn t expect to read it all, but found that I enjoyed reading it in leisurely chunks at the breakfast table or before bed If I had tried to read it straight through, I think I might have found it all A Bit Too Much and wondered if Brocket s life, home, and family were really all that perfect.The photography is l [...]

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