an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
We’ve got a wonderful piece coming to this blog quite soon on Hypars and Triangles, and another publication update (my oh my, three books to press at once) and things are looking beautiful over here in the Sea Of Making Books.
It’s proposal week for me here (CGB is participating in some new work at MIT and beyond that is going to knock your socks off) and also, today is a particularly rough Election Day in the USA. What better way to come together in peace and love than to bead together?
Please join us! Perhaps you would like to make one of the gorgeous Warped Square designs that Kim and Dustin witched up for their Swivel Hypar Kits? I chose the Temple Quadrant pattern, created by Dustin Wedekind.
Bead with us, and let’s all move forward together with joy. And possibly, today, some Day Drinking.
This is the photo, and this is the download to print it out full size (be sure to print it landscape or sideways). After you are finished beading, you can fold the paper patterns into Hypar Earrings, if you like, with Erik Demaine’s origami folding instructions. Or just use white paper for a clean and gorgeous look.
If you want to learn how to bead a Warped Square, of course you can download our completely free technical sections of both Books 1 and 2 at this link, or you can just take a look at Kim and Dustin’s pretty directions from their Swivel Hypar Kits. Basically a WS is exactly the same as a Flat Peyote Triangle, except there are four increases (and triangular quadrants) instead of three.
Peace, love and beads from the CGB Team, working hard, flying true, and loving you.