CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators

A Warped Hex animation from Julia Pretl

Wonderful news, the Warped Hex animation is up on our YouTube channel. If you want to try it, any six colours you love are perfect for the peyote quadrants, and we recommend that those who are learning use only one colour or theme for the 6-bead start and the increase lines.


We will follow this up with our Cycles chapter release, three beautiful patterns, and a BatCycle beadalong. Stay tuned! They will begin rolling in this afternoon, and continue all week. All month. All year.

And soon, we’ll have our souvenirs… the paper books. I’ll keep you posted and I want to send a huge thank-you out to everyone who is beading with us, who has contributed to our store of knowledge, who supported our team with pre-orders, who are cheering us on as we wrangle this mountain of delicious pages.

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Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. Find her at katemckinnon.com or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

6 comments on “A Warped Hex animation from Julia Pretl

  1. Susan Holmgren
    October 12, 2020

    Wonderful demonstration. Very clear and easy to follow. More of these please. I was able to make a warped hexagon on the first try. And for me that is quite the feat. I cannot wait for the bead-a-long.
    Thanks.
    Sue Holmren I

  2. Bonita Munson
    September 29, 2020

    That is one fabulous animation! I wish I could have seen it the first time I attempted a warped hex! Thank you Julia Pretl.

  3. annaparadox
    September 29, 2020

    That’s lovely and clear! Share my thanks with Julia!

  4. Diana
    September 29, 2020

    I love these animated tutorials. Thank you Julia!

  5. Beverly Mire
    September 29, 2020

    These animated tutorials are really helpful.

    • katemckinnon
      September 29, 2020

      Agreed – each one is so much work (Julia makes them by hand, frame by frame) but then they save people who are learning so much work. It’s a lovely gift.

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