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

Making A HyperLoop or a HyperCycle

Greetings, all! This post will look wonky if you are reading it on your phone, or in your email. Click on the link to the post to see it display … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · 13 Comments

MIT and Boston: CGB Open Studio in January

Hello to you lovely, energetic and questing beading friends, colleagues and observers. I am happy to invite you to visit our last CGB work session before we go to press: … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · 18 Comments

basic structures

Books coming soon! For publication updates, please bookmark the Publication Updates page. If you are receiving this post in your email, it is because you have subscribed to the CGB Book … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · 16 Comments

hyperbolic transitions

Greetings, beaders and friends. I am happy to say that our three new books are almost done, with amazing revisions to some of our first ideas (wait until you see … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · 30 Comments

New books wrapping up!

If you received this post in your email, it is because you have subscribed to the CGB blog. We will be in touch with our 500 pre-order supporters regarding current … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · 64 Comments


on my desk it’s All Books All Of The Time as I finish up the final layouts and assembly of the full Contemporary Geometric Beadwork series (including foreign translations (yay!) and reissues of the … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · 12 Comments

Kaleidocycles, BatCycles, and new ideas

Hello all! I’m writing from a beautiful sunny, cool spring day in Boston. My work perch looks out over a street busy with life; there are bikes, dogs, people walking … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 11 Comments

The first way to join a Kaleidocycle

As I make the video on our different joins, I am spending this weekend experimenting with as many ways to sew my 24 Flat Peyote Triangles into a Kaleidocyle as … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · 9 Comments

Folding up Jellyfish, big Nets, and Cycles

This week and next, I’ll show you several ways that we’re making, folding and joining our Kaleidocycles, BatCycles, and other paper and beaded Machines. I hope that you will laugh with happiness … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · 11 Comments

Flat Peyote Triangle patterns

For those of you interested in making Kaleidocycles with us in our May BeadALong, we have some nice face patterns posted in the Free Pattern Library.  The idea is to copy, … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · 2 Comments
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