European 4 in 1 Weave Pattern For Chainmail
Learn how to make the European 4 in 1 weave pattern for Chainmail in this step by step tutorial. Watch James Browning, Soft Flex Company's resident Craft Wire expert, use Craft Wire to make chain mail.
European 4 in 1 is one of the most popular chainmail weaves known to mankind. It is what a lot of armor from the European middle ages was made out of. It is very easy to learn and is a versatile fabric weave that can be used to make things like shirts, coifs, dicebags, and inlays.
Soft Flex Craft Wire is a high quality, permanently colored copper
wire. It is resistant to scratching, peeling and marring.This is due to
special enameling process used to coat the wire to produce the wide
spectrum of colors we offer. After the enamel is applied, the wire is
then clear coated to prevent tarnishing. Bare Copper is the only wire in
the line that is not treated. If antiques and old findings are your
medium, Bare Copper will patina - perfect for making that new project
look like an heirloom.
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James Browning is a Sales Representative for the Soft Flex Company. A transplant to California from Eastern Washington. His passion for making things has been lifelong, driving him to get his BFA after studying abroad in Florence, Italy. He has his artistic fingers in many mediums including marble sculpting, pottery, mosaic making, and silversmithing. Recently his passion has extended beyond beads to wire wrapping. He states that “wire is an inexpensive hobby that tends to not take over your craft room!” You can email him at James@SoftFlexCompany.com and see more of his work on his Facebook page.