YouTube video. The tatting technique is encapsulation, in which several threads are all used as the core inside unflipped, aka reverse stitches, in the main chain and rings thrown off from either side.
I only used 3 threads, but it looks like more because I used my hand dyed thread which gives a lot of shading. The brightest colors are from my "Brilliant Sunset" batch of hand dyed, listed in my Etsy shop.
Encapsulation technique is taught in my "Next Steps In Shuttle Tatting" course on Craftsy. Here's my affiliate link for a 50% discount: www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_5188_H
The project that I teach in my Craftsy class doesn't use any wire, but you can learn to handle wire in other Classes on Craftsy. These are all affiliate links, which means I earn a little bit of income each time someone signs up for any Craftsy class by arriving at the site from one of my affiliate links. I appreciate your support!
Essential Wirework Techniques by Brenda Schweder
Beading With Wire, Chain, and Leather by Candie Cooper
Wire-wrapped Stones, Crystals, and Clusters by Aga Kruk
Start Wire Weaving Cabochon Pendants by Dawn Horner
By the way, last Saturday I taught a beginning tatting class of 5 students at Midwest Beads! I made it clear to them right at the start that they would not be going home with a lovely finished pair of tatted earrings as shown in the display case, but a messy string of practice knots and knowledge of how tatting works - so that they could continue to practice and learn at home. They were advised to practice at least a few minutes each day so that they wouldn't forget everything that they had learned in class. Several of them expressed interest in the Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild, so I hope to see them there!
More tatters, yay!