I choose to wire wrap my Rose of Sharon twigs after they dried out for several days. The 'Bluebird' hanger is about 17" long and made up of 4 twigs.It is wrapped with a tarnish resistant copper core #22 green wire. Wiring is only in the center of twigs, leaving about 5' open on the edges to hang other embellishment on.
The 'Fire & Ice' is not finished as of yet. I have been looking for a frame that will be suitable for it. I really wanted it to be rustic , finding one has been difficult so I am leaning toward making my own. Possible woods I am looking at are Tulip, Walnut and or Cedar. Cedar is a good choice, it naturally repels moths making it a great wood for wool based fiber arts. Tulip has a cool smooth light toned bark, where as Walnut has a nice ripple effect in larger branches, smaller ones have a slight ripple but not as defined as a more mature branch. there are loads of choices to chose from at the farm so we will see what we can find.
Back to the 'Bluebird' piece stitching was done to reattached the wool to the reverse side and cover the stabilizer. I machine stitched using a free stitch pattern all the way around then trimmed as needed.
a sleeve was hand stitched on the back to attach it to the hanger with several pieces on twisted wire.
Next I added embellishment fibers to keep with the bird nest theme. These were hand-stitched in a random pattern, knotted and beaded in places along the top and sides.
Finished attaching the hanger to the piece, added a few more hidden beads. Simple but I like it.
Stay tuned for the "Fire & Ice' fiber art wall hanging as I'll post when I get it finished. this ends the
Re-purpose and Recycle post , at least for now. -TNfrmgrl