CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

A short film of some of our pieces

Thanks to Ben Ged Low, in town visiting the science team with the Safire group – we appreciate your time filming our pieces!

This is just a preview of some of the work and film we will be showing tomorrow at MIT – it’s our wrap-up lecture from a busy and rewarding IAP session. Big thanks to Erik Demaine and to MIT for hosting us.

Come find us, 11-12, MIT Buildng 34, room 101 (ground floor auditorium)

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 katemckinnon.com or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

23 comments on “A short film of some of our pieces

  1. Eva Maria Keiser
    February 2, 2019

    Thank you for the commitment and work put into this most inspirational project. The visual was fabulous. Much appreciated.

  2. Vicky Pritchard
    February 2, 2019

    I love this video, and find it so inspiring. I must work on loosening my tension somehow- my work would never be as supple as these pieces and that makes me sad. Structure is great, until you want to fold something…

  3. MARSHA DAVIS
    February 2, 2019

    Thanks, Kay! will check it out M

  4. Barbara Richardson
    February 1, 2019

    Inspirational!!!!! Can’t wait to get the book.

  5. T Fox
    February 1, 2019

    Is the book ever coming out?

  6. Donna
    February 1, 2019

    Brilliantly beautiful

  7. Kay Houtzel
    February 1, 2019

    Amazing geometric art. So beautiful. I’m in awe!

  8. Beth Lockhart
    February 1, 2019

    What beautiful hands……especially the first set. Is she a vegan gym rat by any chance? Gorgeous work also.

  9. Sally Daft
    February 1, 2019

    The wonders of the mind to even think of some of these ideas. Totally fascinating and wonderful. It’s been a treat to see these amazing pieces. Science you can hold.

  10. Hilde
    February 1, 2019

    Fantastisch!!Mooie werken!! 🇧🇪

  11. Rochelle
    February 1, 2019

    OMG! All these amazing new shapes and forms. You are definitely sucking us into the wonders of geometry!

  12. Friderike Strassmann
    February 1, 2019

    This is soo interesting, Thankyou for showing!

  13. Ann Rascenet-Cole
    February 1, 2019

    Awesome! The movement….the colours….the forms… Who knew that little glass beads could do so much. Thank you so much to all those involved in CGB. You all rock.

  14. Kathy James
    January 31, 2019

    These are so amazing! Miniature works of art that move – beaded transformers!

  15. Bev Moon
    January 31, 2019

    Wow!! So fascinating-could watch these forever. Are all of these done with Delicas or Aikos?

    • katemckinnon
      January 31, 2019

      Most are done with Delica 11s, sometimes accented with 15s. Some beaders use Aikos, some round seed beads, but most of us are on Delicas.

      • Concetta Tarantelli
        February 1, 2019

        Potresti fare dei corsi in Italia. O in qualche altro posto vicino .LAmerica per me è
        molto lontana. Grazieeee
        Concetta

  16. Kim Heinlein
    January 31, 2019

    Wow! Great work!

  17. Sam Norgard
    January 31, 2019

    Fantastic!

  18. Elle Licht
    January 31, 2019

    It just keeps getting better!

  19. Suzanne Golden
    January 31, 2019

    Amazing work…and if each piece was a workshop or class, I would sign up for all…

  20. Ann Wilson
    January 31, 2019

    Thank you so much! The beadwork is absolutely mind blowing! So inspiring and motivating.

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