Here is another example of how a pattern can be tatted continuously using branching encapsulation. This entire motif; bulrushes, grass stalks, grass picots, and the chain pond were all continuously tatted. I've left the ends to show you where I finished off using only two continuously wound shuttles. That means I only need to hide those two ends for this entire motif. By the way, if you've never heard of "Branching Encapsulation", I have written a book on it, and that can be found here.