The Gentle Art Of Domesticity

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781584797364
Size: 16,26 MB
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Complemented by four hundred full-color photographs, a visual feast, celebrating everything that is wonderful about life and the domestic arts, explains how to apply a wide variety of practical skills in a creative way to transform the home, covering everything from needlework and cooking to gardening and homemaking.

The Gentle Art Of Quilt Making

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909397911
Size: 16,63 MB
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Create totally unique quilts for family and friends Stunning inspirational photography throughout Discover how to quilt and design with confidence The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making is a charming, inspirational and practical collection of 15 quilts for would-be quilters by leading author Jane Brocket. Theres a Russian Shawl Quilt, inspired by traditional motifs of Russian folk art, a Floral Frocks Quilt inspired by summer dresses, flower gardens and herbaceous borders and a Suits and Ties Quilt reusing sober woollen suiting contrasting with extravagant silk ties designed in an Irish Chain. Finally, a practical section covers all the knowledge youll need from chainpiecing, hand-quilting and sandwiching to binding, storage and caring for your quilt. Armed with the design tools, you can embark on your quilting journey and begin creating your own personal masterpiece.

The Gentle Art Of Knitting

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Viking
ISBN: 9780670076048
Size: 14,49 MB
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The Gentle Art of Knitting celebrates the joy and versatility of yarn. With her open-minded, relaxed approach, Jane Brocket presents her 'gentle' knitting philosophy. From cosy blankets and socks to stylish bags and wraps, there is something here for every knitter. Each project is accompanied by its own narrative, evoking memories of days at the beach, hours spent trawling flea markets and cosy afternoons by the fire. Packed with inspirational ideas and stunning photography, this book is perfect for anyone who values the many pleasures to be gained from the creative act of knitting.

The Gentle Art Of Stitching

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor:
ISBN: 9780670076482
Size: 13,71 MB
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The gentlest of the 'gentle' arts, stitching, in all its forms, is rapidly becoming more popular. Many people are learning to use sewing machines, but are forgetting the huge enjoyment and relaxation that can be found in hand stitching. In her latest book, leading craft author Jane Brocket offers 40 projects designed to encourage a renewed appreciation of the beauty of the stitch. The author's notes outline her inspiration for each project, along with her top tips on the best places to find fabrics, ribbon, buttons and anything else you can imagine. Jane's designs combine traditional stitching techniques with her own love of fabric and colour. From seasonal kantha quilts and fabric flower arrangements to projects half-crazy patchwork, busy daises and literary cross stitch, this book will be a real treat to explore. With an emphasis on Jane Brocket's 'gentle' approach to craft this book celebrates the simple act of sewing. Over 40 projects will teach you how to make simple yet stylish pieces for your home. Whatever you choose to make, from quilts and samplers to needlepoint pin cushions and stitched greeting cards, Jane's unique take on sewing will ensure that the creative process is as enjoyable as the satisfaction found in the finished project. With techniques as varied as Japaneses sashiko, quilting, traditional cross stitch and re-imagining the 'crinoline lady', there is something here for every keen stitcher.

Rainy Sunny Blowy Snowy

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1467747610
Size: 17,18 MB
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It's fun to jump in puddles in spring, eat ice cream in summer, pick apples in fall, and build snowmen in winter. What do YOU do during the four seasons?

The St Louis Woman S Exchange

Author: Jeannette Batz Cooperman
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614233586
Size: 11,16 MB
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On the surface, the Woman's Exchange of St. Louis is an exquisite gift shop with an adjacent tearoom--beloved, always packed, the chatter light and feminine, the salads and pies perfect. But the volunteers who run the Woman's Exchange have had enough grit to keep the place going through two world wars, a Great Depression, several recessions, the end of fine craftsmanship and the start of a new DIY movement. The "decayed gentlewomen" they set out to help in 1883 are now refugees from Afghanistan, battered wives and mothers of sons paralyzed in Iraq. Sample the radical changes they have made over the years, as well as the institutions they wisely left alone, like the iconic cherry dress that has charmed generations of women and mothers, including Jacqueline Kennedy and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Circles Stars And Squares

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0761372601
Size: 18,58 MB
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Shapes are all around us. Beautiful photographs and accessible text invite readers to explore 2-d and 3-d shapes.

Spiky Slimy Smooth

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0761374582
Size: 17,92 MB
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Soft, gooey, fluffy, prickly textures are all around us. What clever words will you use to describe the textures pictured in this book? Jane Brocket's appealing photography and simple, whimsical text give a fresh approach to a topic all young children learn about.

Spotty Stripy Swirly

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 076138846X
Size: 13,91 MB
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Dotty, stripy, straight and swirly patterns are all around us. How many different patterns can you find pictured in this book?

Stickiest Fluffiest Crunchiest

Author: Jane Brocket
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1467792683
Size: 11,13 MB
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Is frosting the fluffiest food? Are pineapples the prickliest? Fun words meet tasty treats in this book of superlatives.