Stepping Stone Weave
This material was originally presented as a KwartzLab Workshop.
- Saturday November 28, 2009
The “stepping stone” weave is a chain mail pattern where a series of larger rings are surrounded on alternating sides by smaller rings. The effect resembles the zigzagging paths of a Japanese garden. This is an ornamental rope or chain pattern, which is suitable for jewelry (bracelet, necklace, watch fob), or as edging on a larger (chain or textile) fabric.￼
As with all chain mail, different effects can be achieved by altering the size (gauge or interior diameter) of all or some of the rings, or in adding or removing rings from the pattern. The stepping stone weave is fairly loose, giving you a lot of freedom to experiment.