Chain Mail Classes All November Long At Hammerspace
EVERY Tuesday night, 6-9pm at HammerSpace: Learn the ancient art of Chain Mailing from local Chain Mail Expert, Monte. Chainmail (aka: chainmaille, chain mail, chain maille, maille or mail)
is made up of a pattern (called a weave) of interlocking rings. Because
the design tends to spread the force of an edged weapon (a sword or axe,
for example) over a wider area, chainmail was historically used as
armor (see warnings below). Today it may be used for costuming,
reenactment, or in jewelry, belts, or other decorative pieces. Fine
chainmail is still used for suits that resist shark bites.
Week 1 - 11-3-13:
History of chainmail limits and strength. How to make
coils and rings. International 4 in1 pattern. Lab
Chainmail as real armor. How to make it work. Oriental patterns. Hexagonal and orthoganal. Lab
Chainmail today. new uses for modern times. Decorative patterns. Necklaces and chains. Lab.
Making complete pieces. Coifs and Hauberks. Alternatives to butted mail. Lab and students choice.
Open to ages 10-110 years old Cost: $20/person per session (all materials included)
RSVP by calling (913) 686-6562 or by emailing to hammerspacehobby @ gmail . Payment due upon arrival at the time of the class.