an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
Thanks to all who read our pages yesterday and sent in photos, ideas, or gave feedback. We had some wonderful additions, quite a flood of input from all over the world and I’m still sorting through all of it. It’s astonishing, really, how many people are beading with us and encouraging us.
I’d like to include some of the new material to yesterday’s release before we move on, so I won’t have a new update today, but we’ll see you tomorrow with new PDFs, including the Flower Face, the Butterfly Assembly, and (a special favorite of mine from this chapter) Sylvia Lambourg’s glorious Red Flower Face cycling bangle.
This is such a beautiful, simple idea; a fashionable bangle that folds into a cycling linkage. Sylvia made her triangles to 9 rounds, or 9 beads per side, and ended up with an 8″ bangle that is very flexible and softly draping. We have word charts for these but we’d love to see your petal designs as well.
Thanks to those who sent in address updates, but don’t worry about this too much. Don’t worry about anything! We’ll do a professional check of addresses (including a postcard mailing) before we ship, and we aren’t quite there yet. As always, if anyone is grumpy about the timeline, I’m sure you know what to do: just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to step off of the pre-order list and receive a full refund PLUS a complimentary digital download of the final book(s).
Personally I am sympathetic, I can hardly wait for cookies to come out of the oven. But somehow, I have done ten solid years here and am grateful for such a harmless and useful obsession.
The only thing I ask people not to do when they get in touch, email, or comment on our posts is to be unkind, because unkindness hampers joy and productivity, and at a time like this we really all need to stick together. When the news gives us anguish, we need to give each other love.