I put her on a barbed wire fence and was thinking of filling in above the fence with wattle and below with wheat, when a friend suggested chicken wire. Invented in Norwich in the UK, it is widely used in Australia, and a brilliant suggestion from my friend. I went home and spent the evening embroidering chicken wire.
I added branches of wattle.
I was assisted here byAnnette Rich's book on Australian wildflowers which has designs for three different varieties of wattle. I used stem stitch for the elongated leaves and French knots for the blossom.
I am very pleased indeed with this panel. My friend Sue's suggestion of chicken wire was brilliant and has captured exactly what I wanted.
Two down, seven to go!