Chain Maille Tutorials (4/13/2016)
For you chain maille lovers, I have not just a few patterns and tutorials, but 6 collections of patterns and tutorials. Most are free, but some are paid. I find it helpful before buying a tutorial from someone new, to be able to try a free one to see if I like their style of writing instructions.
Chainmaille tutorials are written and organized with easy-to-follow instructions. Most of these chainmaille tutorials are really just instructions to teach variations on the basic chainmaille weaves. These are just the tutorials – if you want a kit with everything you need (including the tutorial) to make a particular item, please go to the ‘KITS’ page.
Weave names can be technical. Some of them contain the weave family name, and certain weaves have an ‘x in y’ designationindicating how many rings go through each ring. Some weave names extend those of a previous version of the weave with the addition of one or more qualifiers. Technical names are used whenever possible, and some weaves are named differently elsewhere.
We have tutorials for most of the popular weaves. We are working as quickly as possible to get all of them ready for you. We ask for your patience while we finish this list. If the tutorial you are looking for is not available yet, please feel free to email us. We will let you know when it is expected to be ready. Tutorials are instructions only.
M.A.I.L. (Maille Artisans International League) is an international community of artisans and volunteers dedicated to the advancement of the chainmaille artform. We aim to encourage the sharing and spreading of information, archiving as many techniques and weaves as possible.
Listed in alphebetical order. These are weaves and patterns that I have documented but am not limited to. The names of these weaves may differ from established names on other websites. Links on the right side of the screen will direct you to other websites that show more examples.
There are many ways to get instructions for making chainmail – many of them free! We offer books, DVDs and downloadable instructions for sale. We also have free instructional videos! The Downloadable Instructions we offer are below. Books and DVDs are at this link – some are FREE! We also offer Weave Info and Samples for sale at this link. This is great if you are a visual learner.