Author(s): Rachelle Blondel
Forgotten Ways for Modern Days draws on the wisdom of the homemakers, gardeners, crafters and kitchen alchemists of the past who kept homes clean, gardens in order and hands busy using natural products and items found close to hand, either around the house or in the garden. Ingredients from kitchen cupboards, picked from the veg patch or foraged from hedgerows were used to clean clothes, cure a chesty cough and freshen the skin, whilst scraps of fabric were recycled in endless useful ways. With sections on Cleaning, Laundry, The Kitchen, In the Garden, Natural Health, and Beauty, Forgotten Ways for Modern Days brings this knowledge up to date and shares with the reader clever tips that make as much sense today, such as how to brighten your whites by putting eggshells in your wash. as well as an array of handy projects, including how to make Re-usable Beeswax Food Wrap, a Honey and Lemon Throat Soother and a Bits and Bobs Eiderdown.
Rachelle Blondel (of ted & agnes) lives in Yorkshire, where she creates 'handmade accessories and vintage whatnot'. Her passion for sewing, painting and faffing has filled her house, two barns and a caravan with untold treasure. She is the co-author of granny chic, which she wrote with Tif Fussell (Kyle Books 2012). Rachelle's work has appeared in Living etc and Prima Magazine.