Submitted by Corvus firstname.lastname@example.org
The Persian weaves are often thought of as the most difficult to learn. Once an you have some knowledge of them, however, they open up a whole load of variations, combinations and uses that you will wonder how you ever lived without them :o)
For this tutorial I am using all copper, 1mm wire, 5mm ID for Half Persian 3in1 (HP3in1) AR5, 1.2mm wire 7mm ID for Half Persian 4in1 (HP4in1) AR6 and 1mm wire 7mm ID for Half Persian 5in1 (HP5in1) AR7.
The hardest part of Half Persian weaves is starting them, they often look like just a jumble of rings. Because of this I always start off with the first few rings secured with a thin piece of wire. Stack the rings on top of each other like in the photo below.
Next add the first 'constructing' ring. With the rings stacked as shown and in the case of 3in1 you put an open ring in through the front of the first 2 closed rings and out through the back of the 3rd closed ring.
For HP4in1 put a ring in through the front of the first 2 closed rings and out through the back of the next 2.
For HP5in1 put a ring in through the front of the first 3 closed rings and out through the back of the next 2.
Now we will concentrate on 3in1.
For the next ring, put it in though the front of the last 2 rings in the chain and add a closed ring, then close it.
Repeat this till you have the length you want and finish the same way but without adding the last closed ring.
The front will look like this:
The back will look like this:
Moving onto 4in1.
Same principle except you put the next ring in through the front of the 2nd & 3rd rings, add a closed ring then out trough the back of the 4th ring.
Repeat this until you have the length of chain you want and as with 3in1, the last ring should leave out the addition of the closed ring.
HP4in1 looks the same on both sides.
Moving onto 5in1.
Again the same principle except you put the ring in through the front of 3 rings add a closed ring and out through the last ring in the chain.
Repeat this until you have the length of chain you want and as all those above finish the same way but leave out the addition of a closed ring.
Hope this makes sense.
It is possible to make HP6in1, HP7in1 and so on but I have only made up to 6in1 which is the same on both sides like HP4in1.
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