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

The Butterfly Join

Both the Kaleidocycle and the BatCycle can be assembled from a flat butterfly shape, as well as from individual pieces and parts. If you know you want to install both … Continue reading

May 6, 2021 · 3 Comments

Another example of joins for the BatCycle

As I bead in the BeadAlong with all of you, I am experimenting myself, as this is the first time I have used the itty-bitty Delica 15/o beads for joining. … Continue reading

May 5, 2021 · 6 Comments

Joining Elements in Cycles

We’ve made a lot of different Cycles in the last five years, and everyone I know has their own preferences for joining. Some people use round beads, some cylinders, some … Continue reading

May 4, 2021 · 30 Comments

BatCycle Rotations, a short video

A peek at the rotations of the BatCycle after the installation of the first set of Triangles. Some of these views will disappear after the second set is added. BatCycle … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

BatCycle BeadAlong Pattern Download

Good morning! Please choose below whether you would like your 21-page PDF in low or high resolution. I will be sharing my screen in the Zoom meeting today, so if … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · 6 Comments

Zoom and FB Live links for BatCycle BeadAlong tomorrow

The BeadALong pattern will be posted here on the morning of May 1 (tomorrow) as a downloadable PDF. The live session begins at 10am Eastern Time (USA). JOIN WITH FACEBOOK … Continue reading

April 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

BatCycle Bead Colour Assortments / Choices

Good morning! I’m looking forward to this coming Saturday, May 1, when I begin teaching the fascinating BatCycle linkage in a class that’s free to all. Links will be posted … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 · 5 Comments

Preparing for the BatCycle Beadalong

Preparing for our beadalong is simple. No specific beads are needed, although we like to use size 11 Delica cylinder beads for our geometric beading. The number of beads needed … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 · 4 Comments

Last week to pick up BatCycle kits

Greetings! For those of you beading with us the May who want one of our special BatCycle kits, this is the last week to get one. I wish I had … Continue reading

April 19, 2021 · 11 Comments

CGB Workshops: November and December

Workshops just posted – please sign up if you’d like a slot – we will be teaching ALL techniques from ALL books at BOTH sessions. Click the links for more … Continue reading

April 16, 2021 · 21 Comments
October 2021