Artichoke paper – part one

During my second colourful and busy trip to the market in Telese, we purchased our weekly vegetables, found and haggled for some Guardia commune crochet doilies and a table cloth and made our obligatory trip to Lidl!

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This afternoon Helena and I decided to try out making paper with plants. About a week ago, an artichoke plant was cut down and has since been drying in the garden adjacent to the apartment I’m staying in.

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A very statuesque plant indeed with the purple flowers at the front.

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Preparing the plant,

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Making an artichoke ‘soup’, smells a little like curry….

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Next stage involves leaving to cool and preparing the fibres for paper making. I think that will be a job for tomorrow as we’re off to ‘night of the witches’ in Guardia

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