an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
This evening will mark the beginning of the free, open-source releases from the new books, and I am so pleased to finally be welcoming you into some of the finished work. It’s been a thrilling and intense five years.
I find it difficult to believe the apocalyptic scenarios unwinding around the world. Pandemic, fires, melting ice… and more. I hope you are safe, and I hope that we get to see each other again, gather and laugh and bead together again. In the meantime, I continue to move forward and hope that you will be as enchanted as I am by the upcoming release, and that soon we will all be rebuilding together in peaceful cooperation. Perhaps we will work on a national service team together. In the meantime, some of us must dream of clean air, safe children or fair governments.
I won’t be able to answer any individual inquiries until the coming weekend, so in the interim please enjoy the public release, and know that I am squirrelling around behind the scenes, readying our email lists, preparing to verify addresses, managing page edits and continuing to be grateful that I somehow ended up with the privilege of shepherding all of this genius together.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the book(s) on pre-order – I can only manage a certain level of accounting and correspondence here on my own, and we will be printing tens of thousands of books to send all over the world so that you will have a local option, an Amazon option, and all of our favorite distributors will be able to get them for you too.
If you have an address change, please drop an email to me at email@example.com and I’ll be sure your contact info is updated on our shipping lists.