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

New releases next week

I am thinking of you all, and I so miss our team getting together to work, edit, and bead in person. We are all in a bit of crisis right … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 5 Comments

Flower Face Cycle or Bangle: Free Pattern Release

Please enjoy one of our first free releases, a beautiful Flower Face assembly that is a bit unusual for a cycle and a fashion statement as a bracelet or bangle. … Continue reading

September 29, 2020 · 16 Comments

A Warped Hex animation from Julia Pretl

Wonderful news, the Warped Hex animation is up on our YouTube channel. If you want to try it, any six colours you love are perfect for the peyote quadrants, and … Continue reading

September 29, 2020 · 6 Comments

A peek at our upcoming Möbius Messenger Cycle and Red Flower Cycling Bangle open-source releases..

Greetings, beaders! This is an edit copy (never mind the page numbers and don’t worry about typos) of s a sneak peek of two of the patterns from our upcoming … Continue reading

September 17, 2020 · 15 Comments

Wonderful feedback

Thanks to all who read our pages yesterday and sent in photos, ideas, or gave feedback. We had some wonderful additions, quite a flood of input from all over the … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 20 Comments

Introduction to our Cycles Chapter

One of the things that struck me when we first began learning about Kaleidocycles back in 2016 was that these linkages were part of a history of human discovery, and … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · 14 Comments

Releases from the new books!

This evening will mark the beginning of the free, open-source releases from the new books, and I am so pleased to finally be welcoming you into some of the finished … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · 15 Comments

Publication Update

I have lots of exciting news to share soon, as we are getting closer to publication of our new work. PRE-ORDERS FOR NEW BOOKS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED, and I’ll be … Continue reading

September 1, 2020 · 40 Comments

August news – magazines and books

Hello, beaders! It’s August now, and the madness continues around the world. We have all lost cherished loved ones (four of the older ones in my family passed away this … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · 8 Comments

Greetings, beaders!

We are still looking at September 1 as the earliest date to get on the presses for our new books, but things are progressing nicely despite society crashing into a … Continue reading

July 23, 2020 · 9 Comments
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