an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
Hello, beautiful beaders around the world!
It’s time at last for us to begin releasing the radically new work that will fill the upcoming three books. In the next month and year, this blog will be flowing with all of our new technical ideas, solutions, and unbelievable shortcuts for making complex pieces from simple starts.
We’ve solved the questions that we began with, and they were difficult to crack. Each solution is fundamental and will change your beading life. We’ve also made some very complicated and beautiful new things.
The book projects have now crossed the three-year mark, which is incredible. Unreal. Unheard of.
Until the books are published, there is no funding for me at all, so no one is more eager than I to complete them. The pre-order sales were at half-price, including special items, and the early orders (including foreign orders) included free shipping. We will send out pre-orders first, as soon as we go to press.
CGB is open source, so the only reason to buy the books is to have them, and the full patterns (and they are gorgeous). Technical ideas will be released for free on the blog, here, and on Facebook, and in person when I give talks.
We appreciate your support, your energy, your beading hands, and your forward thinking.