Chainmailling for beginners

Workshop by Christopher Wells

Saturday from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Workshop 3

A.K.A Man Knitting 101 From a length of wire into some hand crafted jewellery/belt/strap, chainmaille shouldn't be difficult, or elitist. There are many resources out there, and many things to try. It does take a long time to produce a piece, so it's not a cheap thing to purchase, but it should be cheap and easy to practice. In a couple of hours, I will teach how to make rings from wire, explain aspect ratios for rings, and some basic sheet weaves (E4 in 1, J12 in 2). We will then move on to some chains using the basics of these weaves (Box chain, Byzantine Chain, Helm Chain). If there is time and/or interest after this, I'd welcome some time looking at specific projects and helping to start those projects off. (Whether it's an idea in advance with a pattern found online, or an idea from someone on the day).

Attending this workshop will cost £1 to cover steel wire and booklet printouts.
Suitable age range 12+
Attendees should bring Comfortable pliers and clippers if owned please! Limited number available to borrow. Wire (1.6mm please) if specific materials are wanted.

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