an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
In addition to animating the build of the PodCast Bead for our library, Julia Pretl has now done the basic Peyote Triangle and the Warped Square is coming next.
These forms are the basis of geometric architecture.
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You can choose to reinforce the center start with a second pass, or a knot, if that’s your style, or you can wait to do that later when you finish. If you like your triangles springy and cupped, by all means make a tight start. If you like them flatter, leave the start thread loose.
Weave in the starting thread and your working thread after your triangle is the desired size, and consider reinforcing the edge with a final pass of thread through the last two rounds if you want it to be sturdy and stand up to play.
The “step-up” (moving from one finished round to the next) is beautifully illustrated here- pay attention to the final stitch of each round – to finish each round, you pass through two beads, which puts you in position to begin the next round. Your step-up will travel forward with each round.