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

Exploding PodCast Set, Step 3: Rick-Rack

We had so many great Rick-Rack ideas today while we were workshopping the PodCast Set that we decided to take two days to work on the video, so we’ll be … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Exploding PodCast Set, Step 3: Rick Rack Bangle

In Step 1 of our Exploding PodCast Set demo, we built the tiny 3-round PodCast Bead that supports the creation of all of these pieces.  If you want to make this, … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exploding PodCast Video, Step 2: The Wave

Here is a link to the video of the steps to complete the six rounds of the Wave section of our Exploding PodCast Set. The stitch we are using is … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exploding PodCast Day 2: The Hexagon Increase to make the Wave

Today we will use the Hexagon Increase to build on top of our tiny PodCast Bead, and we will make an open, energetic HyperLoop that we call the Wave section … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

Exploding PodCast Demos, Day 2: The Wave

Good morning, all – the CGB Team will be live on Facebook again at 10am EST, about an hour from this posting. Please join if you can! I will post … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Exploding PodCast BeadAlong, Step 1

This is what we made today, in Step 1 of our new Exploding PodCast Set. Please consider making one, and joining us!

September 7, 2019 · 7 Comments

Exploding PodCast demos and discussions begin today online!

Hello all! If you use Facebook, please consider joining the CGB Team this morning as we prepare for the release of our new books by beginning to teach the PodCast … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 5 Comments

What a summer!

The CGB Team worked hard this summer to get our new forms, stitches, lines and starts vetted, meeting with colleagues, learning more about hyperbolic surfaces, and traveling to the Bridges … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · 5 Comments


Greetings, all. Much to tell this week, as we head into one of the busiest times in the history of the CGB project. If you’re interested in the timeline of the … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · 35 Comments

Facebook Live session today, 5pm EDT

Hello, all! For those of you on Facebook, I’m doing another live question and answer session, and today’s topic is the Casting Spine, and how to use it to create … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · 2 Comments
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