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

Update on our new books

Greetings, beaders. We are all suddenly in a new world, to be sure. I hope that this finds you well. Our hearts go out to all in grief. Many are … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · 39 Comments

Final Model Photoshoot

Final model shoot for the three new CGB books January 28, Philadelphia, with Kyle Cassidy! If you’ve made geometric or architectural beadwork that you think we should consider photographing that … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 3 Comments

Our new books are available again for pre-order!

Greetings, all! We have a press date now for the new books (April 15, 2020) and that means that the new books are available again for pre-order!¬† Thank you to … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 30 Comments

How to make a PodCast Bead

I’m excited to share with you an animated tutorial on the making of a PodCast Bead, created for the free CGB library of techniques by Julia Pretl. Here is a … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · 36 Comments

Books update and a new video

Good morning all! A few updates on a cool and drizzly DC morning. Publishing Update CGB will be releasing our big Technical Section¬†in a month or so – this is … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · 15 Comments

Full Pattern for Two-Drop PodCast Bead

For those of you who would like to see the full pattern for the five-round 2-Drop PodCast Bead, here it is in PDF form. Patterns for the Exploding Set Sections … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sneak Peek of the 2-Drop PodCast Bead

Hello, all! I’d like to share an excerpt from one of the patterns from our upcoming Technical Section, soon to be released in an open source manner to lead off … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 4 Comments

Square and Other Spirals

One of the most exciting things we are exploring on team right now are spirals. This is one you have seen before- it is an example of the Hexagon Increase … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 9 Comments

Simple MRAW Adds: a short video

MRAW (Modified Right Angle Weave), a CGB-designed Stitch For those who have asked for a simple tutorial on adding an MRAW Band to an existing edge of peyote – here … Continue reading

September 20, 2019

Reinforcing, Sizing and Building up the Wave Section of the Exploding PodCast Set

For those of you who want to charge ahead on your pieces ahead of the pattern release, we salute you! Here is a guideline for developing your Wave. The family … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · 4 Comments
March 2020