Jane Brocket delights in domesticity, adhering to a lovely philosophy - that women should ignore the dust in favour of expressing themselves creatively in the home. Lively, curious and creative, she takes inspiration from her surroundings, from art, literature and nature and the 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.
Jane's career as queen of domesticity kicked off with her blog Yarnstorm, originally about knitting, it now has a huge international following with over 38,000 hits a week. The Gentle Art of Domesticity is the culmination of her experiments and research into all things creativly domestic and is "a glorious synthesis of craft, style and intellectual pleasures". Although I think this book is perfect for mother's day (2nd March) you'll actually want to keep this one for yourself. Everything about this book is beautiful - worth every penny of it's £25 xx
The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket is published by Hodder and Stoughton.