an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
There is a great deal going on at this time with our project – lots of edit activity and great ideas being folded in as we go through all of the material from the first two CGB books, and all of the material from the two new ones coming off of the press this summer. I spoke with our press rep this past week, and it looks like we’ll be getting the CGB Pattern Book and CGB Vol III in August, which gives us a May 1 final submission date, which is nice as we have a bit more time to begin circulating the material around to get wider input. I’ll put them back up for pre-sale in our shop as soon as our files are submitted.
A neat thing happening today that you might want to share is that Danielle Wickes is teaching a free introductory Geometric Peyote triangle class in a series for Michaels crafts stores, and that excites me because of course introducing new people to geometric beadwork is always a good idea. I was pleased to see this beautiful instructional illustration by Karen Beningfield (at the bottom of this page) was featured in the class PDF, and that the bead-by-bead animation done by Julia Pretl for CGB was included as well. We love to see these open-source contributions flow around the world.
Danielle is a wonderful instructor, and her patterns are clear, simple and easy to follow. If you know someone who wants to learn a triangle, this FREE class is a good bet. Click the link or the photo to go to the signup. Thanks much to Carmi Cimicata and John Bead for once again putting CGB forward, it’s much appreciated!