an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
Hello, all! I’d like to share an excerpt from one of the patterns from our upcoming Technical Section, soon to be released in an open source manner to lead off the publication of the CGB Pattern Book, the Colouring Book (blank graphs and sample colourways for various CGB projects) and the academic textbook that will wrap this phase of the research project.
The books will be available for sale again as soon as we have an expected ship date. It won’t be long now!
This sneak peek is for a 2-Drop PodCast Bead, architecture by Franklin Martin Jr., inspiration Jean Disrud and the original CGB PodCast.
A full pattern (with step-by-step instructions) for a 22-Point Exploding Set built on this base will be released shortly, so if you’d like a head start (and you know how to make a regular PodCast bead) you can craft this little beauty to five rounds.
Feel free to print and share this simple summary of how to do the job in two-drop. Remember, where you would normally place one bead (the peyote stitch) use two beads. Where you would normally place two beads (on the tip of each point) pick up four beads instead. It’s fun and fast once you get the hang of it.
From this versatile starter, we’ll add 5-12 rounds of 2-Drop Rick-Rack (above, tied into star-form) and a 2-Drop Casting Spine. THEN the fun really begins. Click here to view or download a PDF of this page, or click the image below for a larger view.