22 December 2010


Was it only Monday when we were having lunch at the Orangery cafe in Amsterdam's botanical garden? It's so good to be home - while we were enjoying the snow and the raspberry pie, we didn't know about the looong journey that lay ahead.The felt that lines the walls of this otherwise-echoey room is wonderful, and was installed mere days ago. It was commissioned from Claudy Jongstra, who has used silk, wool from her flock of rare Drenth heath sheep, and dyes from plants grown in her garden.
Called "Capitulare de Villis" after a proclamation of Charles the Great (747-814) on the cultivation of herbs and food plants, the work incorporates dyes from plants listed in the declaration.

1 comment:

Connie Rose said...

Wow, that's awesome!