Inlay Patterns

A little practiced art in chainmail making is the creation of inlay pictures using different coloured rings. Below is a selection of pictures for which I have made detailed, link by link, 'patterns'. I generally work with 6mm links as these give a good resolution providing more detail at smaller sizes.

some photos can be found here

If you are interested in making your own inlays, I would be happy to create patterns from your designs for a labour fee of £50 (n.b. this is for the paper pattern only, NOT the actual made chainmail!). I am also able to supply 6mm square section links in both natural (black) and silver. Please contact me at The patterns I create are standard European 4 in 1 and assume that you are familiar with the knitting process. An example pattern (the dancing pig) can be downloaded here.