Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chain Maille anyone???

Ok, the story behind this is that someone asked me if I could make armour!..... well being my father's daughter I thought..... I could give it a red hot try.

I did a little bit of research and discovered that standard maille mesh is often European 4 in 1 weave. So I found a tutorial on you tube and went for it. This is the result (with enormous rings mind you).

Anyway, I have since found out that I have managed to do a spectacular job at weaving it sideways. Now I know what I am doing I will attempt it again with smaller rings. So whilst it might take me days to complete an entire hood, I had fun with the "idea".... not sure yet where I will take it. You might just have to stay tuned.

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