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I used 1 ring size:
WD=1.0 mm / ID=5.0 mm (AR of 5)
I assume that you know how to make an European 4-in-1 and Half Persian 3-in-1. If you are not familiar with those weaves, please, use the following tutorials:
Half Persian 3-in-1
In Dragonback two strips of E 4-in-1 are lying on top of each other. And those strips are connected by a HP 3-in-1 on each side. Or, as Lorraine wrote it in the weave description of Fenrir's submission: "Dragonback is two strips of Half Persian 3 in 1 stitched up the center on both sides with European 4 in 1."
In the first tutorial you'll start with E 4-in1 and in the second with HP 3-in-1.
Step 1: Make an E 4-in1 strip as long as you want. Please keep in mind that the dragonback weave will be shortened during the weaving.
Step 2: Pull a ring through the "eye" (yellow) - which is formed by 2 overlapping rings in the outer row - and through the "red" ring.
This should be the result:
Step 3: Repeat step 2 until the row is completed.
Step 4: Turn the weave around and start with step 2 again. But be careful. Add the rings in the correct direction (brass). The aluminium rings also form a HP 3-in-1 with the bronze-rings, but in the wrong direction.
Step 5: Repeat step 2 until the row is completed.
Step 6: Now join 2 rings on each newly added row (brass) with an E 4-in-1 connection (iron).
Step 7: Repeat step 6 until the row is completed. You have now finished a piece of dragonback.
Step 1: Make 2 strips of HP 3-in-1. Caution! The strips are not allowed to be identical. You have to weave them in 2 different directions - otherwise you can't use them.
Step 2: Join 2 rings on each top row with an E 4-in-1 connection (brass).
Step 3: Repeat step 2 until the row is complete.
Step 4: Turn the weave around and start again with step 2: Join 2 rings on each top row with an E 4-in-1 connection (iron).
Step 5: Repeat step 4 until the row is complete.
No matter which tutorial you used ... the result should be the same: a piece of dragonback.
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