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Greetings, beaders!

We are still looking at September 1 as the earliest date to get on the presses for our new books, but things are progressing nicely despite society crashing into a heap. Our team can’t gather, and it hurts, but we are Skyping and Zooming and beading and editing and we have a lot to begin sharing. It is difficult for many of us as individual humans… I know that my heart hurts.

To begin the new shares, may I offer two new academic journal articles published by the CGB Team, out now in a Special Issue of the Journal Of Mathematics and the Arts?

The entire issue is online for free through the end of the year (normally it is behind an academic paywall) so please read now, and share the link with anyone you like while it is live. Scroll down just a bit to see the table of contents.

The first article from our team is by Karen Beningfield, and it features this amazing Geometric Capture piece, a Mondrian-inspired neckpiece, shown here in a preview from the upcoming CGB, Volume III.…/full/10…/17513472.2020.1729455

Karen Beningfield previewPhoto by Kyle Cassidy, model Trillian Stars

The second article is by me, and the subject is the Möbius Kaleidocycle, shown here in preview pages from the upcoming CGB Pattern Book. Please share these links with anyone you like.

Mobius cycle preview

Enjoy articles from Gabrielle Meyer (hyperbolic crochet)and more. Your clicks let the Journal know that their special issue on art is appreciated!

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.

9 comments on “Greetings, beaders!

  1. Hagit Amichay
    August 10, 2020

    Hi Kate,
    Thanks so much for this update.
    I have pre ordered the new pattern book and later ordered also vol. 3.
    Is an online version of these available until the hard copies are shipped?

  2. Angela Thompson
    July 26, 2020

    Dear Kate, Sweet thing as an add to this article you wrote about Hyperbolic Adventures in Crochet this lady has a free book totaling 138 pages for students to download or buy from her book link. She also has an amazing Ted Talk as well. I knew I was right. You can touch math with string and its everywhere. My my why are children not taught about these things. I am exhausted and scared with what our state just mandated. It will be $1000 fine and or time in jail for disobeying. I cry way too much. I am disappointed. However, I am excited by your news. I have another interview on Tuesday. Then if I get that job maybe I can buy the other three things you have listed. Yes me. Sincerely, Angela T

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  3. Joan ochroch
    July 24, 2020

    Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thanks for pushing the barriers.

  4. vee2011
    July 24, 2020

    Thank you for the update Kate and for sharing the articles with us! Great read!

  5. Janet Sherman
    July 23, 2020

    Loved reading the articles.

  6. beverlyw5249
    July 23, 2020

    Hi. I was told that when I bought the new books I would get the first 2 books free online. I prepaid for my book order but have not received any link to get the first two. How do I get them? Thanks so much


  7. Lillian Jane Tyson
    July 23, 2020

    Hi Kate,

    Thank you so much for the update. I hope we will have a new address to send the book to by then. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

    Cheers Jane Tyson

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