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  Topic: teaching a maille class, any advice?
ZCademy

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:46 pm   Subject: teaching a maille class, any advice?
I start my classes with Byz and 18g rings. My students (preteen and up) can manage them right away, and they get a nice useful chain in 1-3 classes.

I used to move right into E4-1 after, but some p ...
  Topic: Chainmailling Class
ZCademy

Replies: 8
Views: 2255

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:19 pm   Subject: Chainmailling Class
I've been off the list for a while ... I've taught one class of home school co-op teens and preteens (12 and up) and will be starting my second in a week.

Expect things to take a lot longer! I can ...
  Topic: teaching
ZCademy

Replies: 31
Views: 3785

PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:07 pm   Subject: teaching
Back to the original topic ...

Byz is the first weave I teach, before E4-1 even. I can have most complete newbies doing Byz within an hour.

The Persians are definitely intermediate, with FP bein ...
  Topic: THANK YOU
ZCademy

Replies: 11
Views: 1629

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:11 pm   Subject: THANK YOU
Many you be thanked as many times as the number of rings you have woven!

As I learn mail, this site is my "go there first" place to learn.
  Topic: Preview of mah book, Part 1
ZCademy

Replies: 46
Views: 5170

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:08 pm   Subject: Preview of mah book, Part 1
Oh, if I could make closures that good Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I'm strictly an amateur at graphics, but I know what looks good to me. And these CGIs look very good indeed.

I'd like to see the edges of the ri ...
  Topic: Clasp Suggestions... anyone?
ZCademy

Replies: 24
Views: 2644

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:00 pm   Subject: Clasp Suggestions... anyone?
Chiming in, because I had the same confusion.

By rubber band, ZiLi means elastic cord. You cut a length, thread it through the weave and tie it off.

My first ever project was a HP4-1 bracelet, i ...
  Topic: Noob to Stainless
ZCademy

Replies: 31
Views: 3265

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:27 pm   Subject: Noob to Stainless
I'm enjoying learning from this thread.

A fair bit of my beginner work has been in 16g 5/16" stainless, as I bought this and the same size BA as my "starter kit", along with TRL's ba ...
  Topic: Making cufflinks
ZCademy

Replies: 7
Views: 3025

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:37 pm   Subject: Making cufflinks
I have a few pairs of antique cufflinks (heirloom), and they are:

fancy outer piece
jump ring
metal bar, about 1/8" wide by 1/2" long
jump ring
plain inner piece

Or in ASCII art:
...
  Topic: Question for those who purchase rings
ZCademy

Replies: 17
Views: 2090

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:33 pm   Subject: Question for those who purchase rings
Metal: I'm still ordering everything coiled/cut, but I'd suggest you specialize in metals that are hard for most people to cut well: anodized anything, SS, Ti -- if you can do a better job than most o ...
  Topic: Yet another pricing question...
ZCademy

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:42 pm   Subject: Yet another pricing question...
You need to (mentally, at least) separate your material costs from labor & overhead.

The work you put into making a 7.5" bracelet in Byz is (essentially) the same in silver or copper. Only ...
  Topic: Ages...
ZCademy

Replies: 105
Views: 10076

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:16 pm   Subject: Ages...
I'm older than all but one poster ... two if you look at posting dates.

I'm also the mom of a 13 year old almost high school girl, and a high energy 8 year old boy. I started mailling in May, becau ...
  Topic: 22g Dragonscale Earrings
ZCademy

Replies: 5
Views: 1662

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:58 pm   Subject: 22g Dragonscale Earrings
I just learned Dragonscale yesterday ... it is one cool weave!

And not terribly difficult ... a couple of tricky spots, but I found answers here in the Forum.

--Liz
  Topic: Purchasing Rings
ZCademy

Replies: 3
Views: 625

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:44 pm   Subject: Purchasing Rings
One newbie to another Coif LoL

As far as ring sizes go, the most important task is to understand Aspect Ratio, AR. There are many articles out there that discuss AR; at least one should make sense ...
  Topic: most common weaves
ZCademy

Replies: 22
Views: 2918

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:22 am   Subject: most common weaves
I don't see HP4-1 on the list ... and it's what I made my first real project from. [A semi-permy bracelet of 16g 5/16 stainless -- big, but way cool. though it's odd, the closures don't look as good a ...
  Topic: Euro 6in1 help
ZCademy

Replies: 17
Views: 1643

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:15 am   Subject: Euro 6in1 help
I got the impression that the sheets would be perpendicular to each other in 3 dimensions. So, if the base layer is in the XY plane, the sheet to be connected lies in the XZ or YZ plane.

Is this ri ...
 
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