I have actually, rashly maybe, drawn my own design of a stylised peacock inspired by some Indian embroidery. This technique is worked in layers -
|Embroidery patterns on net|
The net is then sandwiched between two layers of linen and it is all basted together while you work the rest of your embroidery
|Trailing - single thread stranded cotton over 10 core threads|
Trailing is worked around the area where your net embroidery is to be exposed to hold it in place without distorting it
|Double trailing round the outer edges|
Now I can concentrate on the actual peacock.