an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
One reason that we don’t have patterns in our books is because they take up so much space. We couldn’t have included hundreds of pieces or artists (nor would this huge, glorious body of original work exist) if we had made a pattern book. Our books teach how. They are Explorer’s Guides, and you are the Explorer.
If you put in the basic work to learn Wings, Horns, and the MRAW Bands (and put in the work one must, to make the forms) you will be able to read our photographs like music, and you will come, through studying the images, and making your own explorations, to understand how each piece goes together. There is quite a lot of information (and some really good full tutorials) here and on YouTube to help.
If you are just starting with our forms, we suggest making a Tri-Wing Ring to learn the Straight MRAW Band.