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what"s a good beginner's weave?
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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 3:08 am
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Hi,
I am new to chain maille and I have seen lots of weaves and want to do them.
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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 4:01 am
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Euro 4/1. Deff.

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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 4:17 am
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Bryzantine, Euro 4in1, Jap 4in1, Jap 6in1, Box, Gracelock...all of these are good weaves to start with. You may also try Full Persian and Byzee Bees to Butterflys (Byz variant)

if you plan on making more jewelry bace weaves then i would start with some basic chains like that of Byzantine. if you more on the Armor side (like me) then Euro 4 in 1 prolly your best starting piont.

Also to start with i would recoment that you use larger rings as they tend to be more forgiving then thier smaller cuzens. somthing in the 19ga 1/4 for jewelry and 16g 5/16 for armor.


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Posted on Tue May 13, 2008 10:03 am
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There is always the basic box weave.

Just go through the weaves listed on this site and look at the "Related Articles" on the weaves. There are a lot of easy weaves there. I would start with the ones that MaxumX listed.


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Posted on Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:04 pm
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I too am new at chain maille and would like to get a tutorial for a double spiral 4-in 1 if there is anyone out there who has one.

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Posted on Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:25 pm
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Byzantine is what I learned second. I think most of us agree that euro 4in1 is the staple for a beginner. Byz is best, though!


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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:43 am
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Welcome and well come, Crystalgemfairy. May your stay with us be long and profit you much.

A fine place to start is with European 4-1, Euro 6-1 for mail in sheets, and Byzantine for chains; Dumbledore's chain was Byz.

Euro 4-1 and Japanese 4-1 are about the best for garments, as their weight is reasonable and their flexibility great. With the higher-numbers variants, weight for area goes up very fast.

Coil for yourself some large links to learn with, 3/8 to 1/2 inch so it's easy to see what you're doing. You can then quickly go to smaller diameters if you wish to do something finer. Mail often looks very well in fine links.


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Posted on Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:14 pm
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A good beginners hint: don't start with very large projects. The very first real thing I made was a coif made of 1.5 mm galvy, 6 mm ID containing 6661 rings (I counted them). I underestimated the time it would take...


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Posted on Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:44 am
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ya i made that mistake and tried to make a shirt>< didn't turn out so well but i think e4-1 is the best like everyone els here

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Posted on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:31 am
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spiral is pretty easy too if your looking for something a little different once you have figured out 4-1

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Posted on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:58 pm
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Cryptonat wrote:
Byzantine is what I learned second. I think most of us agree that euro 4in1 is the staple for a beginner. Byz is best, though!


Byz was my first- it's the reason I was compelled to learn chain maille... Euro 4-1 was about the 5th weave I learned- and it has given me more frustration than ANY other weave I've done! Maybe it's cuz I did it in micro maille- Confused Rolling Eyes Anyway- NOT a fave!!! I DO agree with Byzee beez to Butterflies, tho- LOVE that weave!


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Posted on Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:25 pm
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Start with safety...

Eye protection, frequest breaks / stretching and keeping yourself out of the line of fire. Which means don't put your fingers where you'll stab yourself should you slip off the ring. Uber

Then, take it slow focus on your closures and tool control. start small, get comfortable with yourself and move into bigger things.

Welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing some of your stuff!


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Posted on Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:04 pm
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I started with byzantine. I actually haven't done 4 in 1 yet, I pretty much just make chains

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Posted on Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:10 am
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Euro 4-1, Byz, helm chain, roundmaille, boxchain, and many of the Japanese weaves are good starter weaves.


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Posted on Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:11 am
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the easiest weave is probly jap 4 in 1!!

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