an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
Hello! Please have a look at our new Shop offerings- the Pattern Book and Colouring Book are back up for pre-order, there are new bead assortments available, and we have a new Workshop/Bead Retreat schedule to offer in Savannah. Some DC classes will be added for summer!
See all of the new Shop offerings here:
This week we will also be posting original work from the project creators for sale, which is a rare event.
It’s all a giant fundraiser for our Fellowships and Scholarships fund, which is currently fielding a full-time three year Research Fellowship for Kathryn Shriver- we are in the middle of Year 2 now and if you’ve been following along, you know her work is incredible. Next up, a sabbatical for professor and artist Sam Norgard, who has done so much to bring geometric beadwork into university curriculum. Every dollar we earn goes to these efforts; CGB is a non-profit team.
You may have missed the latest pattern release (because I posted on Super Bowl Sunday) but the Star Spiral Swatch tutorial is up, it’s free to all, and it’s just a lovely way to learn how to spiral the Flat Star, or any other flat polygon.
Thank you to all for the many kind words, offers to help, and pre-orders. We are very close now, and very proud of the work. We could never have done this without you.