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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

CGB@MIT IAP 2016, the wrap-up

There is much to report. Yesterday was my last class session of the IAP term. I vastly enjoyed it, as did our students. In fact, they enjoyed it so much … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Pattern Dives

The Pattern Dives are a new concept from the project. The idea is to include the beaders who prefer to work from patterns in the creative process. New ideas come from exploration, and … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Pierced Arrow Pattern Dive

The Pierced Arrow Pattern Dive (our first digital class) is almost all finished up – and it’s available in our Web Shop for $15. AFTER PURCHASE, use your password to download Part 1 … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 5 Comments
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