CGI Tutorial Elfsheet

Author's Note
I wanted to contribute my tutorials to Chainmaillers.com to help ensure that the entire chainmaille community has access to them. The tutorials are presented here with the same images and text from my old site CGMaille. I hope they continue to help inspire you to learn and create many amazing pieces!

Weave Background
Elfsheet is a weave by Nadrendion. This tutorial is for adding rows to Elfsheet one at a time. This can be easier than adding entire elfweave chains, especially if you're using a tight AR. I'm assuming that you're starting with a strip of Elfweave and want to add on to it. If you don't have a patch handy, you can use this same method starting off a piece of Half Persian 3-1 Sheet 6, or European 4-1 with a 45° seam.

Aspect Ratio & Ring Sizes
Elfsheet can be made with rings around 4.2 and up. 20awg 1/8", 18swg 3/16" and 16swg 1/4" rings make ver' nice Elfsheet. Bumping up the inner diameter will make it easier to weave.

Metric sizes - approximately 0.8mm wire/3mm ID; 1.2mm wire/4.8mm ID; 1.5mm wire/6.4mm ID.

Tutorial Color Scheme
Old rings are steel, new rings are gold.

Step 1:Connect a ring through two bottom two edge rings.


Step 2: Continue all the way across.


Step 3: Do the same on the top, add a ring to two top edge rings.


Step 4: Continue all the way across.


Step 5: Connect a ring to the top edge ring.


Step 6: Connect a ring 'up' through the ring you just added, and 'down' through the top and bottom edge rings.


Step 7: Add a ring 'down' through the ring added in step 6, and 'up' through the bottom edge ring and the second top ring.


Step 8: Repeat steps 6 and 7 to finish the side.


Step 9: Repeat steps 1 - 4 to start a new row.


Step 10: Repeat steps 5 - 8 to complete the new row.

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