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

Updates: Free Pattern Releases + Upcoming Publications

Free Illustrated Test Patterns from the upcoming CGB Pattern Book

The Complex Swirl Triangle Chart only

The Red Flower and the Blue Butterfly Cycles gorgeous Kaleidocycle patterns

The Six-Pointed Flat Star a fundamental flat shape blog post

The Short Spine: a mini-Casting Spine for making small test swatches blog post

The Star Spiral Swatch: make a sample to learn the Star Spiral blog post

The Reverse Starflower: an advanced variation on the Flat Star pattern blog post

For low-resolution or book-spread versions of these patterns, please see the original blog posts.

Upcoming Publications: Pre-Order Now!

The CGB Pattern Book: softcover + digital, with an updated technical section and tons of patterns and charts

The CGB Coloring Book: softcover + digital, stuffed with blank graphs, illustrations, extra charts, photos, and origami patterns

Digital Edition Pre-Orders: will deliver when the books are finalized.

ALL paper book orders come with free digital downloads!

These two books are first up to print. When we finalize this press run, all of those holding reservations will be notified, and at that time orders can be modified or cancelled. Please wait for us to contact you, or check this website at any time for updates.

Pre-order reservations may be cancelled at any time, for any reason.

Next up:

The CGB Cocktail Book: hardcover, large format, photographs, artist profiles, and some of the back story of our project

CGB Volume III: softcover, wrap-up of the rest of the techniques, ideas, charts and photographs of the exploration

CGB Academic Textbook: softcover + digital: a cross-disciplinary book of techniques to illustrate fundamental principles of mathematics, architecture, engineering and materials science through beadwork, a great elective course or for use in pursuit of an academic degree in beadwork.

About katemckinnon

Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better.

4 comments on “Updates: Free Pattern Releases + Upcoming Publications

  1. Lillian (Jane) Tyson
    February 14, 2023

    Hello Kate, I ordered the CGB vol III several years ago but would like to order the two other books as well. How do I go about this? It is all looking terrific and I can’t wait to get my copy.

    cheers Jane Tyson

  2. Aina Ferris
    February 14, 2023

    Wow, wow, wow!!! These are so exciting. I am so looking forward to getting my book. It will be a virtual bible on beading. Aina


  3. katemckinnon
    February 14, 2023

    Direct link to the new CGB UnLAB Shop (every dollar earned goes directly to our Fellowships & Scholarships fund):

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