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

PodCast BeadAlong

Coming tomorrow – the CGB PodCast BeadAlong! Join us? Don’t worry about supplies. You only need a couple of grams of cylinder beads and a few dozen round beads (size … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 21 Comments

Flying Triangles, flying beaders

Hello all! We’ve got some announcements coming this week. Full day workshops with an international team of CGB beaders will be available during the last two weeks of July in … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 18 Comments

cycles, updates

Beady greetings from a snowy Boston! We’re still a few months from going to press with the Pattern Book (thank you for your continued patience) but things are moving quickly … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 8 Comments

Curvature Blindness and Rick-Rack

It’s remarkable how this just-published illusion actually illustrates EXACTLY why I couldn’t see what Rick-Rack really was. All of those lines are just wavy, but the way the colours arrange … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 8 Comments

The beads and their secrets…

Hello, all! I apologize for the radio silence from my end for the past months, but something very silly (and also very serious) happened to me as a result of … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · 104 Comments

Two weeks of new work

Hello! Before all of the basic technical information starts rolling along (which it will on this site for the next six months at least) I’d like to put a little … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 16 Comments

Publication update, new releases

Hello, beautiful beaders around the world! It’s time at last for us to begin releasing the radically new work that will fill the upcoming three books. In the next month … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 61 Comments

as we finish up this project…

Greetings, all! Short summary: I’ve gone deep into the final writeups in the books, and am now almost completely unresponsive to outside forces. If anyone feels impatient, don’t be! This … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 29 Comments

Heading toward the gates

Greetings, beaders! Thank you for your patience as we finish our books. We’ll have a shipping update for you soon. I want to remind you all of our Book Launch … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 15 Comments

Save the Date! Book launch party, October 23-27, in Boston, MA

Hello, beloved beaders! I’ve scheduled a book launch party during the week of October 23-27, in Boston, MA, for the CGB Pattern Book release. You’re invited! We’ll be gathering at … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 12 Comments
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