an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators

Final Seed Bead Summit: Tucson, April 20-25, 2016

Coming April 20-25 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, at Kate and Dustin’s house: A six-day final intensive study of the range of techniques we are about to publish in the upcoming, … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 12 Comments

CGB@MIT IAP 2016, the wrap-up

There is much to report. Yesterday was my last class session of the IAP term. I vastly enjoyed it, as did our students. In fact, they enjoyed it so much … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pattern Dives

The Pattern Dives are a new concept from the project. The idea is to include the beaders who prefer to work from patterns in the creative process. New ideas come from exploration, and … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Pierced Arrow Pattern Dive

The Pierced Arrow Pattern Dive (our first digital class) is almost all finished up – and it’s available in our Web Shop for $15. AFTER PURCHASE, use your password to download Part 1 … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

MIT is wonderful

MIT is wonderful, and we are working with stacks of exciting nerds. Lots of updates (and full video of the first lecture) soon! The front entry of MIT the day … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

CGB Pattern Book Colourway

CGB Pattern Book Colourway For those of you who would like to work alongside of us as we explore the 35-colour Pattern Book Palette, here it is! Feel free to print … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

A poster for sharing

My first lecture at the 2016 IAP session MIT is on this coming Monday, and here is a poster with a scan code for you to share, if you would … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Opportunities for the New Year!

Hello! I thought it was time for an update on the many opportunities available in the CGB project in the new year. Please join us, virtually or in person – … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Off to Boston again

It’s been a few months of intense work on our new forms, starts, and Exploding Sets. We’ve made some fantastic progress, and are well on target for an early Spring … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

Touching down in Tucson

It’s been a busy time for the project, having had the fourth official Seed Bead Summit in Boston, a talk and a writing binge in New York, and all of the work … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 2 Comments
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