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How to make a PodCast Bead

I’m excited to share with you an animated tutorial on the making of a PodCast Bead, created for the free CGB library of techniques by Julia Pretl. Here is a … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · 36 Comments

Books update and a new video

Good morning all! A few updates on a cool and drizzly DC morning. Publishing Update CGB will be releasing our big Technical Section in a month or so – this is … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · 15 Comments

Full Pattern for Two-Drop PodCast Bead

For those of you who would like to see the full pattern for the five-round 2-Drop PodCast Bead, here it is in PDF form. Patterns for the Exploding Set Sections … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sneak Peek of the 2-Drop PodCast Bead

Hello, all! I’d like to share an excerpt from one of the patterns from our upcoming Technical Section, soon to be released in an open source manner to lead off … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · 4 Comments

Square and Other Spirals

One of the most exciting things we are exploring on team right now are spirals. This is one you have seen before- it is an example of the Hexagon Increase … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 9 Comments

Simple MRAW Adds: a short video

MRAW (Modified Right Angle Weave), a CGB-designed Stitch For those who have asked for a simple tutorial on adding an MRAW Band to an existing edge of peyote – here … Continue reading

September 20, 2019

Reinforcing, Sizing and Building up the Wave Section of the Exploding PodCast Set

For those of you who want to charge ahead on your pieces ahead of the pattern release, we salute you! Here is a guideline for developing your Wave. The family … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · 4 Comments

Exploding PodCast, Step 4: THE CASTING SPINE starts

Hello all! The final video of the Exploding PodCast Set build has been uploaded on YouTube, and as you may have noted, a little extra round-by-round help for those new … Continue reading

September 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

Exploding PodCast Set, Step 3: RICK-RACK, Rounds 3-5

Greetings, explorers! I’m finishing the Casting Spine video for the Exploding PodCast Set today, and I’ll upload it as soon as I’m done. I have several different PodCast Sets going … Continue reading

September 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Exploding PodCast Set

Two new videos posted today in the Exploding PodCast Set exploration – do you subscribe to our YouTube channel? If you do, you will get notified in your email when … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · 2 Comments
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