Introduction to Maille Making2

Introduction to maille (chainmail) making

The Course

Perfect for beginners and those curious about the world of maille making. In this workshop you will learn how to construct a piece of maille using the traditional 4 in 1 weave as well as looking at other weaves too. As an introduction to maille making we will be working in butted maille although I will be explaining how to begin making riveted maille too.

The Tutor

Anna Rennie is a Silversmith and teacher who gained a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing & Jewellery at Truro College and went on to train further at Bishopsland. Anna specializes in several traditional silversmithing methods especially raising. She also teaches regular jewellery and silversmithing courses as well as exhibiting her work across the UK.

Anna is one of only 4 people on the list of maille makers in the UK. This craft has been placed on the Heritage Crafts Association’s Red List of [Critically] endangered crafts and Anna is passionate about helping to maintain and protect the craft.

Participant Information

Dexterity and hand strength is required due to the physical nature of the course. All other tools and materials will be provided. This course is for people aged 18 and over only.

Fee & Refreshments

£50 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements.

Book course



Thu 20 June 2024






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