an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
For those of you who would like to see all the steps on video, I uploaded a video to our YouTube channel.
We had a nice time Deconstructing live on Facebook last night as well, and I think I’ll plan to do a live beadalong each Saturday afternoon or something sensible for most time zones. If you are on Facebook, you can watch last night’s Deconstruction and then the Stitch in the Ditch round as well by clicking the link above to visit our page.
There are a variety of platforms, so it doesn’t have to be Facebook only, but this one was.
If you have any questions after watching the video or the Facebook Live session, put them into these comments and I’ll be sure to answer today.
Next, I’ll show you how to use the Spine and the Wave to make things. And of course how to use the little PodCast bead to start many other forms. Can you even stand it that almost 20″ of Spine comes off of a little bead that can sit on a dime?
A few shots of possibilities for the Wave section as a bracelet or set of chain links using Geometric Capture. To capture any space and hold it, just choose the number of sides and run a few rounds of beads around that edge. Instant geometric forms. Fill them in, (maybe with solid hot colours or stripes or spirals?) and you have an instant bracelet or a set of geometric chain links in some spectacular piece.
Just THINK of the chains you could make with this tactic, and then make some and show us! These are new ideas, and we welcome you, and still have time to feature a few new photos in this section.
You could join these finished sections with single loops, or hinge them together, or some clever tactic that let them be assembled and reassembled. Have fun!
above, just a few of the many things the single Wave section can assemble to make – play with it, and see what yours wants to be