Tonight, I finished all the rest of petal one of The Iris. There are five shades of floss in the petal, all done using four strands. I am pleased with how the shading worked out and how quickly I remembered how to do the burden stitch! This is definitely one of the "work it with your laying tools" if you are just starting this. The sparkle of the Kreinik braid is very pretty, so I hope you click the picture to enlarge it!