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Warped Square graphs

Print or use as you like to design Warped Squares with these various views. Illustrations by Karen Beningfield. Click on any of them that you want to view or download. (video of Julia Pretl’s  Warped Square How-To Animation at the end of this post.)



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

12 comments on “Warped Square graphs

  1. Catherine Russell
    May 22, 2020

    Is this the “call for work”. Or will there be a post with more nfo?

    • katemckinnon
      May 23, 2020

      Hi Catherine!
      More info is coming, and the Call for Work will be official and have clear guidelines. First up for CGB is publication of our Technical info (almost ready) and we were waiting for a large shipment of donated beads to arrive from John Bead, in Canada. As I am entirely alone here (pandemic) the work that should be being done by a large team of people is now being all done by one person…. working as hard and as fast as I can. At this time I would usually have a dozen people gathered…
      Hugs to all

  2. Diane Fitzgerald
    May 1, 2020

    I am wondering which beads you intended this graph for. The proportions are different than Miyuki Delicas which are 1.6mm diameter and 1.3mm length.

    • katemckinnon
      May 3, 2020

      The graphs are different views of the Squares, Diane, not all intended to be actual size – Warped Forms can be a challenge. These graphs are different ways to explore pattern. Also, a lot of people use seed beads!

  3. Leslie Russell
    May 1, 2020

    Dear Kate,

    Thank you so very much for these graphs. I hope to make good use of them during our stay-at-home time. Best to you always!


  4. Connie Bennett
    April 30, 2020


  5. Luz Stella Mesa O.
    April 30, 2020

    Buenas Tardes
    soy de Medellin Colombia Luz Stella Mesa tengo 70 años y disfruto muchísimo de tu pagina

    Mil gracias

    espero información de los nuevos libros ya que poseo el 1 y 2

  6. Thank you for sharing!

  7. leslie venturoso
    April 30, 2020

    Thanks so much for sharing these templates. Any chance they would be available as a vector file to use with AI?

  8. Carolyn Sinclair
    April 30, 2020

    Thank you so much for small things like thisthat help to keep us inspired during these diffivcut times. I live in France and we have a very strict lockdown. Carolyn

    On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 15:36, CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK wrote:

    > katemckinnon posted: “Print and use as you like to design Warped Squares > with these various views from CGB illustrators Karen Beningfield, Kim Van > Antwerp and Dustin Wedekind. Click on any of them that you want to view or > download. ” >

  9. Angelina
    April 30, 2020

    Awesome, thank you so much! Can hardly wait for vol3 books!! You are amazing! Peace and health to you, Angelina

  10. letizia
    April 30, 2020

    Thank you Kate! Really appreciate it

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