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!
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.
A very statuesque plant indeed with the purple flowers at the front.
Preparing the plant,
Making an artichoke ‘soup’, smells a little like curry….
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