an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
The brand-new, exciting, upcoming CGB Pattern Book is now available for pre-order, as it’s entered layout. It will have fully stepped out patterns, with each step illustrated or photographed. For pre-orders only, it will come bundled with the also-new, also-in-layout CGB Colouring Book (a lovely book stuffed with blank bead charts for our structures that you can colour in with pencil or marker to devise colour strategies and patterns).
beadwork by Kim Van Antwerp, bead by Joan Miller
Don’t pre-order just for the colouring book, though. Please only do it if you want to intentionally support the project in process. We can’t be sure when we are going to finish up; we have a huge pile of patterns, but we need to be satisfied with their presentation. We hope to finish by the New Year, but…it’s difficult to control.
I think that the project has enough stability to begin sharing even more than we have before, and I want to try to do that to the very limits of my ability. So as of this book, and continuing forward, we are using the pre-order revenue to provide honoraria for the submission of original designs or ideas, for illustration, for the Edit Team, and for foreign translators. More info coming soon.
For now, though, if you want to directly support the artists working to produce the work, please feel free to place your pre-order – and we thank you!
temporary cover art
Rick-Rack Bangle by Kathy Dunbar Whitson