CGB Pattern Book: Sept 2020
This eagerly awaited (but delayed due to virus shutdown) spiral-bound, full-colour collection of stepped out CGB patterns represents 4 years of work from many hands. We will print and ship in as timely a manner as possible this summer.
Our team is global, open-source, non-profit and dedicated to building an open library of technique and animation that anyone can learn from. (All original CGB pre-orders through 2018 will receive a complimentary copy of the textbook as our gift.)
In this fully comprehensive guide to geometric beading, learn how to start any form in beadwork from one of our simple Casting Models and say goodbye to loose bead starts! Try our Deconstruction techniques and see how simple it can be to build one small form and end up with 5 bangle starts on the table.
Craft cycling machines, squares, triangles, tilings, learn incredible colour techniques and patterns, and learn how to use basic techniques to make magic with colour and form. Patterns in this book are fully stepped out (with word charts) and the basic techniques of building compound forms and deconstructing them will all be animated. Illustrations by Dustin Wedekind, Karen Beningfield, and Julia Pretl.
See a sample of our new animations from Julia Pretl at this link:
Our goal is to be able to provide this kind of instruction for all of the techniques we use and have developed.
2-Drop PodCast Bead Exploding Set, Kate McKinnon, 2019
Geometric Capture Flower Bangle, Karen Beningfield, 2018
Mobius Messenger Kaleidocycle, Kate McKinnon, 2018
Space Station cycling bangle, Claudia Furthner, 2018
Rick-Rack and it's casting Pod, Daria Tittenberger, 2017
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