I just finished this project so I'm not an expert, but here goes. :-)
> 1. What do you do with the excess, loose hosiery fabric at the base of
The students cut felt the same dimensions as their base and we hot glued it
> 2. What are some ideas you have used for embellishment or really pushing
> limits of the project?
I had glitter, confetti stars (I'm prom sponsor), feathers, pipe cleaner,
and jewels. I left it totally open to see what would happen.
> 3. Have any of your students used other types of wire to get a taller
> sculpture? Or, have they used two coat hangers side by side on the same
> block of wood?
Not this time - I gave them a hanger, a hose, and a block and I don't think
they even thought they could do anything else, although I didn't tell them
one way or the other.
> 4. I also remember the instructions said to make the holes for the wire
> with nails. I used a drill and then added a drop of hot glue. That
> to work. Any reason why the nail method might be better?
I used a drill and put the holes in prior to the assignment. I just had a
big box full and students reached in and picked one. I used a fairly small
drill bit, and students stripped the plastic ends off their hangers and
pushed them in. They fit pretty snug so we didn't even use glue, and they