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

Introduction to our Cycles Chapter

One of the things that struck me when we first began learning about Kaleidocycles back in 2016 was that these linkages were part of a history of human discovery, and … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · 14 Comments

Releases from the new books!

This evening will mark the beginning of the free, open-source releases from the new books, and I am so pleased to finally be welcoming you into some of the finished … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · 15 Comments

Publication Update

I have lots of exciting news to share soon, as we are getting closer to publication of our new work. PRE-ORDERS FOR NEW BOOKS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED, and I’ll be … Continue reading

September 1, 2020 · 42 Comments

August news – magazines and books

Hello, beaders! It’s August now, and the madness continues around the world. We have all lost cherished loved ones (four of the older ones in my family passed away this … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · 8 Comments

Greetings, beaders!

We are still looking at September 1 as the earliest date to get on the presses for our new books, but things are progressing nicely despite society crashing into a … Continue reading

July 23, 2020 · 9 Comments

Beads! And Cycles!

Hello all! Much to report. First of all, the donation of beads has arrived from John Bead in Canada, and this is what it looks like. Whoa! There are three … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 32 Comments

A beautiful gift of beads

  The Contemporary Geometric Beadwork project has something special on the way – an entire pallet of beads donated by the John Bead Corporation from Canada. Here is a link … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 24 Comments

Warped Square graphs

Print or use as you like to design Warped Squares with these various views. Illustrations by Karen Beningfield. Click on any of them that you want to view or download. … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · 12 Comments

Hello out there

As we cope with the uncertain situations in our world right now, our team is grateful for what beads can offer us; meditative solace, community, and a connection to an … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · 11 Comments

Books, Exhibits, and a Call For Work

Greetings, beaders around the world.  I hope this finds you well. It’s been a challenging Spring for us all, I know. Here in the US we are getting hit hard, … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 27 Comments
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