an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
Greetings! For those of you beading with us the May who want one of our special BatCycle kits, this is the last week to get one. I wish I had more time to make and ship kits right now, but it’s just me until we can gather, and my time is all about the press runs for our new books (on schedule to hit the press in July and ship in August).
The BatCycle can be made with any beads; there is no reason at all to buy our kit other than to enjoy it and to support the CGB Fellowships and Stipends fund, which is what pays for everything we do to bring people together and support our artists.
On May 1, I will release the full pattern along with a YouTube class that shows how to assemble the cycle, and both are free to all. You can absolutely use beads from your stash, and I’ll publish a materials list this week when I get the kits out. If you miss the live session on May 1, no worries, it will live on YouTube for free forever, and our team will be online helping on Facebook during the month of May.
Thanks to all of you who have bought kits or signed up for our November and December workshops – each of them are half full at this point so if you are thinking of coming, especially with a group of friends, please let me know so I can hold you some slots.
In October (if borders are open and we are all vaxxed) the research team will be together in Spain, and in January both the core bead team and the science teams will be at MIT all month to teach the January term. So these two are our only public workshop slots until next year.