CHAINMAIL :: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th May 2019



With Ann Oldfield of

An introduction to the history and principles of making chainmail (or chainmaille) with Ann Oldfield, a silversmith who spent 30 years working on the conservation of Arms and Armour for notable collections at Inveraray Castle for the Duke of Argyll, the National Trust, the V&A and the Tower of London.

You will learn to make jump rings from a straight piece of wire and to link them together in the correct order according to the principles of mail-making, solder, finish and polish your piece. Suggestions for your project might be a pair of earrings or a simple bracelet.

£145 (plus materials by weight – guide approx. £1.95p/gm inc. solder, flux and consumables)



Other useful details ...

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet, please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.

Each course has a detailed requirements list so you know if there is anything, in particular, you will need to bring or wear. We try and keep this minimal and supply most of what you need, but we know that people also like to bring their own ‘kit’ if they have it. Please ensure you read your list carefully and do ask if there is anything that isn’t clear!

We also offer 4* B&B accommodation please enquire or see our course accommodation page full details – it is worth noting that during course times we only have attendees staying here so our accommodation is not available through the usual online system.

Printable directions and Google Map links to help you find The Old Kennels can be found here (sat nav will not bring you to the door as being rural the postcode area is quite large).

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