Cindy had decided to remodel and wear my 1970's wedding dress. It had a pretty train of a machine embroidered fabric.
If anyone knows the name of this transparent and crinkled fabric please let me know. With time this piece of information has vanished from my memory.
I had always wanted to embroider a veil. With lots of encouragement as well as valuable insights and tips from teacher and friend Tricia Elvin-Jensen I set off on the project. Using the embroidery on the train as a starting point, I drew a matching motif. The veil was to be circular and would have 16 of these motifs around the scalloped edge.
Luckily I still had a few flowers left over from the trimming on my original train. I unpicked the rather heavy looking double layered flower and used only a single layer of the flower to attach to the veil. This was the focal point of the embroidered motif.
To give the flower more depth I first embroidered it's outline on the net and then attached the motif. A few small beads from Montana where Cindy was staying trimmed the centre of each flower.
Then needle running and lots of eyelets...
Such happy memories!