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

A new year, three new books

Greetings and hugs to you all on a clear, cold January morning in California. Welcome to 2017! We expect to ship the CGB Pattern Books and Coloring Books on or … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 23 Comments

A beautiful Hypar earring pattern set for you today

We’ve got a wonderful piece coming to this blog quite soon on Hypars and Triangles, and another publication update (my oh my, three books to press at once) and things are … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 12 Comments


Time for a progress update. In production: The CGB Pattern Book & Colouring Book (a nicely paired set) and CGB, Volume III. These are the final books in the CGB … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 27 Comments

The CGB Pattern Book marches onward!

Progress marches onward in the assembly of the upcoming CGB Pattern Book and accompanying Colouring Book (which is more of a tool-book, really) and there are just a few days … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 23 Comments

momentum: a project update

Greetings! This update finds me in Boston, where I’m in the final stages of laying out the CGB Pattern Book and the companion Colouring Book (which is going to be a fantastic … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 16 Comments

Project Updates!

Hello, all, and beady hugs from the depths of layout and writing for the upcoming CGB Pattern Book. The stunning Hypar above was beaded by Patti DeFazio at April Seed Bead … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Kaleidocycle Hinges

Dustin has a helpful video up on our hinge research to date. There are still shots embedded in the video, but they go by pretty quickly (we will leave them up … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

Machine Patterns on the way!

The CGB Team is happy to announce that a nice handful of our Machine Patterns is ready for publication, and will be released next week in the CGB Shop. Those … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 20 Comments

CGB: Machines

In preparation for the publication of the upcoming CGB Pattern Book, we’re currently exploring a suite of mathematical models and machines to see which ones we can take into beaded, … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 32 Comments

Final Seed Bead Summit: Tucson, April 20-25, 2016

Coming April 20-25 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, at Kate and Dustin’s house: A six-day final intensive study of the range of techniques we are about to publish in the upcoming, … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 12 Comments
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