I connected with artist Carol Hummel from the Bolich Wish Tree article from the choice board selections. I chose this because the first photo looked very much like the yarn bombing experience I had with my students last year before the cocoon project took place. Indeed there were a lot of connections and I felt a bit validated that I wasn't the only person out there wrapping trees with yarn. Turns out a whole bunch of people do it. But they have better reasons. So I took the idea of the wishes that the Bolich Middle School had and came up with a process of adding wishes to a tree branch and then plan to put the branch back out in nature.
I took a piece of muslin and used masking tape to write a message on the fabric. It wasn't a wish, it was a request of the universe. The tape will act as a resist.
I added multiple colors of acrylic paint to the fabric essentially staining or dying it.
I sort of sloppily accordion pleated the fabric for another resist technique and added black paint. Then I took it to my air circulator for a quick dry!
I removed the masking tape exposing my request. Then I tore the fabric horizontally side to side leaving the ends connected so I created a single long strand of fabric.
On the fabric strip I wrote many, many wishes. then I took the fabric and began wrapping a branch that I had collected some months ago. I wrapped the entire branch and had to double back just to use up all the fabric.