Scalemail Creations - Learn to Weave Scalemail

Scalemail Creations - Learn to Weave Scalemail

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Scalemail Creations – Learn to weave Scalemail – Sydney Course

Learn to weave scalemail and create your own hand guard/cuff.

Scalemail (or scalemaille) was traditionally used in ancient times to create armour. We can now enjoy the look and feel of scales to create wearable pieces, versatile accessories and jewellery.

In this course, you will learn about different types of tools, ring types, ring sizes & gauges, scalemail weaves and their uses, aspect ratios and how they affect your weaves, scalemaille care and where to find good reference material.

This class will teach you the techniques of joining scales together, finishing off the edges and creating different shaped pieces. You will be supplied with leather to fasten the hand guard to your wrist. There will also be additional rubber and aluminium rings in the kit to create a scalemail band to add to your hand guard.
By the end of this course you will know how to weave scalemail and come out with a piece you’ve made yourself, PLUS the skills and inspiration to start creating your own pieces. If you like unique and unusual accessories or need something to complement your next fancy dress costume, then this course is perfect for you!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • how to use different types of tools
  • ring types, ring sizes & gauges
  • scalemail weaves and their uses
  • aspect ratios and how they affect your weaves
  • scalemaille care
  • the techniques involved in joining scales together
  • how to finish off the edges and create different shaped pieces
  • how to fasten leather to the hand guard
  • where to find good reference material: books & websites

Course Outcome

In this class you will learn to weave scalemail and complete a personalised arm guard.

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and pad


This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge scalemail.

Delivery Mode

This will be delivered in a classroom with desks and good lighting. It is a hands on class.