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European 4 in 1

European is the original armor weave. It also happens to be the first weave I learned when starting chain maille. IMG_4553So many things can be made with it – shirts, bags, art.  If you want a larger custom piece, something bigger than jewelry, chances are it will have European 4 in 1 in it. IMG_0558The name comes from its place of origin. The Europeans made large shirts of maille in this style, unlike the Japanese, who took an entirely different approach to maille. ‘4 in 1’ refers to the fact that each ring (that isn’t on the edge of the piece) has four rings going through it. IMG_4561Bracelets that I keep in stock range from $12-$35, but absolutely anything can be made with this weave.