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

Would you like to make a Tri-Wing or a Six-Wing?

Well, we want you to make them!

And we want you to make rings, bracelets, Nine-Wings, Twelve-Wings, Horns, Winghorns….

So we’ll be sending the basic patterns and a load of photo inspiration out to all of our pre-order customers next week!

Why? Because we love you and we thank you for your support. And because we want to see what you make, and give you the opportunity to include your creations in one of our gallieres- Facebook, the book, the follow-up project books, the e-book, the Resources section- there are a hundred ways to get involved and a hundred more that we can help show and promote your work, your ideas, your colourways, your web site, your shop.

All you have to do is make something fabulous and show it to us!

After all, pieces like this came from studying the Tri-Wing. Yes! They did!

About katemckinnon

Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. Find her at or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

10 comments on “Would you like to make a Tri-Wing or a Six-Wing?

  1. cre8tivgal
    August 6, 2012

    This is exciting! I just ordered my copy of your Artists’ Edition, and can’t WAIT to get the email updates, as promised! I’m happy to make 3- or 6-wing triangles, or anything else you need help with!


  2. betsy
    August 5, 2012

    Well, Kate you gotta do what feeds the artist within. I stopped . I can hardly wait to see what you send next! I just wish I had time right now to play with the amazing patterns you are sending!

  3. susan
    August 5, 2012

    I love the releases! It is really whetting my appetite for this book…but what do you mean by “…it hardly ends there…” and “I won’t be doing this again”? There have been a l lot of beading books released this year, but I think this is the one I am most anticipating! And if you, Jean and co-horts are planning more I say bring it!

    • katemckinnon
      August 5, 2012

      What I mean by “it hardly ends there” is that we plan to release a lot of variations, probably in the form of a mass market set of project books to follow this release. And what I mean by “I won’t be doing this again” is that I won’t be making this Artist’s Edition again; I’m pouring my heart and my soul into this book on beadwork and I don’t foresee doing another. You never know, but like my last metal clay book was my swansong, so I suspect will this book be the last thing I write on beadwork. The project books to follow, if we make them, will be the same push of work, moving into Spring of 2013.

      After next Spring, I am planning to move to the next phase of my life. I suspect that Jean Power will remain firmly in the world of beading and teaching, but not me. I’ll bead, but I won’t be teaching.

  4. Marg
    August 5, 2012

    I don’t care about the pre-releases. I want the book!

    • katemckinnon
      August 5, 2012

      Ha! That’s fine- it’s on the way. What we care about is making it the best it can be. I won’t be doing this again.

  5. evelyne
    August 4, 2012


  6. Ina Hascher
    August 4, 2012

    Oh I cannot wait till all the beautiful stuf will come int he book and then to make them. I hope the book will be finished soon..

  7. Brigitte Baierl
    August 4, 2012

    It’s so much fun to be your pre-orderer …..
    greetings from germany

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