To embroider this rose I used a photo that I had taken to draw a rose onto a piece of fabric using a soluble fabric pen. I then embroidered the outline of the flower in back stitch and then I embroidered shading onto the petals in three different shades of pink embroidery thread. I did this by using just one strand of embroidery thread, first I embroidered lines in the lightest shade, then I embroidered lines in the next darkest colour in between the first lines. Next, using the darkest shade I embroidered lines in between every other two lines of the previous colours. I repeated this technique on the leaves but this time I only used two different shades.