an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
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 the Dives give a firm platform to both begin and to actively participate. Those who only want the pattern will get it – those who want to contribute creatively or have questions are welcome.
The PDFs for the project will update as we go along; those of you who are working with us can watch them grow and change if you like. Some updates will be editing; some will be new material. We’ll provide notes with each update, so you can see what we did.
When we finish, the Dive will result in a couple of pages of finished material for each of the three new books in process, and those pages could easily include your own Arrow or related piece. The Pattern Book will introduce the basic idea of the Arrow, and Volume III of the Explorer’s Guides will explore the pieces that can grow from it.