It's been a while...months, many months since I worked on this. This is one of those pieces which is a joy to pick up again after a few weeks, months....I last worked on when I was on holiday in Spain last summer so there are associated memories not only of the cloth and embroidery.
The first post I came across about this piece when I was looking earlier today is here. There are only two panels in that post I think, now there are four, the most recent being the lower left in the top image. I joined that one on yesterday and last night added rows of buttonhole lace and a seam of bullion knots with pretty sequins.
I call this one a 'veil' piece because of the sheerness of the cloth I am using. I create each cloth panel myself before it can be added to the main body and before I begin to embellish. The panels are a mixture of silk scrim, silk muslin, silk net and metallic silk tissue. In terms of the finished size I am aiming for the only thing decided up to now is ''big''. And again recently I have been asked ''what do you do with it?'', not about this piece specifically but in general so just in case you are wondering......I won't do anything with it except 'have' it, hold it, fold it, unfold it, enjoy it.