Praise for the Chainmaille Helmweave Bracelet Class at The Little Craftery:
"A really good class, very enjoyable. The class was small so very personal teaching! I've already put what I learnt into practice! Thank you." - Sheila
"Really enjoyed the chain mail bracelet making, Wendy was so patient and it was so relaxing. Thank you" - Lisa Jayne
"A lovely afternoon making my bracelet, I'll try to do more at home with what I learnt thank you wendy for offering to help me later if i have trouble at home i might take you up on that when i've forgotten ha ha ha" - Jean
Chainmaille - Half-Persian
£24 - 2½ hours
How many people are you booking for?
It's amazing what you can do with a few metal rings! In this introduction to chainmaille weaving, you'll learn two new chains; Half-Persian 4-in-1, and Half-Persian 3-in-1. You'll make a stunning bracelet with rings of plated wire, in a choice of gold, silver, rose gold and black antique (or any combination of colours). Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a cup of tea (and biscuits, of course!).
Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long crafter.
The workshop runs for approximately 2 - 2½ hours. Enjoy a chat with like minded people and learn some new skills! All materials and refreshments are included in the price.
Who is the class for?
Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome! Suitable for complete beginners or those with more experience, it's a nice relaxed and friendly class. This class does require a degree of manual dexterity in the fingers, as you'll be making jewellery with quite small findings.
Wendy will take you through the tools and materials you will need and the basic techniques you will learn. You’ll be able to choose the wire you would like to use for your final piece, and Wendy will show you every step of the way to creating your bracelet.
Please note that this class does require a degree of manual dexterity in the fingers, as you'll be making jewellery with quite small findings. It can be quite fiddly.
The price is £24, and includes everything you need: all materials and use of any necessary tools, full instruction from Wendy, and tea and biscuits. You will get to take home the bracelet you've made. You will be shown two styles of Half-Persian weave; 4-in-1 and 3-in-1. They may sound the same, but they look much different! Beginners will probably only make one bracelet in one technique, but if you're quick enough you may be able to make a second bracelet, one in each technique.
What are the design options?
When you arrive at your class, you will be given the choice of a few different colours of jump rings to use, all either gold or silver plated, in different finishes. The design you will learn will remain the same, but the variation in colours you choose can make a difference to the finished look. Wendy will show you all the techniques you need, to ensure that you make a bracelet to be proud of!
How long will the class last?
The class will last approximately two to two-and-a-half hours. It’s best to allow a little extra time as classes sometimes over-run.
Where is the class held?
Classes are held in The Little Craftery in Field Row, Worthing, which is designed to be a functional, comfortable workspace for up to 6 participants. The shop will be closed to the public during your class, so you don’t need to worry about interruptions. If you have any special access requirements, please contact Wendy at The Little Craftery before you book to discuss, and to find out if access is available for you.
Do we need to book?
Yes, please do book in advance, as there are a limited number of places on each class (a maximum of 6 people per workshop), and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed! We require full payment in advance in order to secure your booking. Online payments will be taken securely by either Square or Paypal (don’t worry, you don’t have to have a Paypal account!). If you’d rather not book online, you can book in person at The Little Craftery.
Do I need to bring anything?
All your materials and refreshments are supplied.
It is very fine work, so if you use reading glasses or similar it may be useful to bring those with you. Magnifying glasses will be available for you to use if required.
Can I cancel or reschedule my booking?
If you are unable to attend your class, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations more than 24 hours in advance will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance or failure to show up for your class will not be eligible for a refund.
We may occasionally need to cancel a class. If this is the case, we will attempt to contact you in advance as soon as possible to either reschedule your date to another class or offer a full refund, as you prefer.