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    will make two small banners with whimsical and adorable cartoon faces and flowing hair You get to chose your favorites from among his family of characters The banners are about 5 feet tall a great size for his cartoon faces Kirigami Paper Miniature kite photo second photo Tom McAlister Richmond California Tom is back with another of his wonderful little paper kites this time in the Kirigami style Similar to Origami but you cut the paper as well as folding it Choose among Tom s collection of designs Double Delta Conyne kite photo Barb Meyer Maple Grove Minnesota This time Barb is bringing us her Double Delta Conyne This big kite will be one of the most reliable kites in your bag and is a good lifter too Line laundry fliers take note The Starting Point photo Gerry Pennell Olympia Washington Our conference would not be complete without Gerry s kite sewing for beginners class If you are new to this hobby you owe it to yourself to take Gerry s class and get the foundation of knowledge you don t want to be without plus you make a wonderful sled kite designed by Margaret Greger Kite Building Round Table Rob Pratt and Mark Engbaum moderators Lacey Washington and Renton Washington Join master kite builders Rob Pratt and Mark Engbaum as they lead an open discussion about the tools methods materials and supply sources used in kite design and building This is not designed to be a lecture so bring your favorite show and tell items questions problems hints and tricks as well as your notebook pencil and camera Tensioned Tetrahedron kite photo second photo Holm s kite In the sky Deb Cooley s kite Cliff Quinn Cooperburg Pennsylvania Cliff will be teaching another wondrous kite this time a high

    Original URL path: http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/classlist2011.html?year=2011 (2016-05-01)
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    contest It is called the Elements Kite and is a combination of a delta sled and cellular kite This will be a different looking kite and will fly at a high angle Star kite photo second photo third photo Mark Engbaum Renton Washington In 2007 Mark taught a wonderful train of small star shaped kites You ve probably seen these trains at local festivals This year Mark returns to teach those kite s big brother This time around join one of our area s great kite engineers for a day to construct his full sized five pointed Star Kite Log Cabin Eddy kite photo second photo John Freeman Parksville British Columbia Canada Mr Eddy goes wild but not John John offers a five foot Eddy kite done with a variation on Log Cabin graphics There will be at least five variations in color arrangements and any colors you want Funky Alien kite photo Normand Girard Quebec Canada Normand s first time at The Fort will bring us a kite which is way out of the ordinary A master of designing unusual and unexpected kites he will share one of them with us in 2010 Poster Genki kite photo second photo Paul Horner Quathiaski Cove British Columbia Canada The Poster Genki is a big spectacular kite the ultimate canvas for graphics Paul taught this class a couple of years ago at Fort Worden and so many people were disappointed to have missed it and anxious to make it he has agreed to do it again Mini Mock kite photo second photo Don Mock Tacoma Washington If you missed your chance in the past to build one of Don s 20 Sq Ft soft foils here is your chance to make one You will have the option to appliqué the face before

    Original URL path: http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/classlist2010.html?year=2010 (2016-05-01)
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    So is a clever German wordplay it can mean either this way that way or really Intrigued Check out the photos and you ll know why Not a Cody kite photo Georgean s finished kite Paul Horner Quathiaski Cove British Columbia Canada This year Paul offers a beautiful three dimensioned kite that looks so complicated but isn t It is an easy to assemble cellular kite that flies very nicely and is easily converted between two configurations Japanese Shibori dyeing photo Greg Kono Seattle Washington What can you do with a 15 18 commercial coffee filter The answer make a kite Greg will teach you the traditional Shibori dyeing process and you complete the kite with bamboo framing Swan kite photo Bob Umbowers finished kite Karl Longbottom Herefordshire England A new teacher for Ft Worden Karl will teach his graceful Swan kite which flies as well as the real thing Build this great kite and learn some new techniques at the same time Indoor mini kite train photo Tom McAllister Richmond California If you saw Tom flying his mini train during meals last year and wanted your own this is your chance If you missed the show trust us you will like it Spend a few hours with Mr Highline Kites and come away with a beautiful indoor train of your own Dream Catcher photo Jeanne Mock Tacoma Washington Did you ever want to let all the good kitemaking dreams through and keep out all those bad kitemaking dreams Here s your chance to make a dream catcher to help that happen The Starting Point photo Gerry Pennell Olympia Washington Gerry s 4 hour class is the perfect starting point for all beginner kitebuilders and sewers alike Learn invaluable hints and tricks and basic must know kite building information plus

    Original URL path: http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/classlist2009.html?year=2009 (2016-05-01)
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    Cody kite photo Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Spend time with Dan and pieces of bamboo You will be offered an intricate Wasp kite or a mini Cody kite in his 4 hour classes Hopi Kachina Mask Della Porta kite photo second photo Gail Lindsay Yucaipa California Gail is a veteran Ft Worden instructor and master appliqué artist Experienced kite builders will enjoy her demanding appliqued Hopi Kachina Mask kite project one of the longer classes to be offered this year Mosaic rectangular k ite photo second photo Ralf Maserski Dortmund Germany Ralf is back with us for 2008 this time with an Edo style kite The skin will have a mosaic pattern made with his special method Ralf will be speaking English all weekend unless you address him in German he will switch languages without losing a beat No sew 2 cell Rhomboid Box kite photo second photo Tom McAllister Richmond California Mr Highline Kites is returning to Ft Worden with a no sew cellular kite in 2008 Skinny Rokkaku k ite photo Barbara Meyer Maple Grove Minnesota First coming as a student then as a teacher now as a veteran Ft Worden teacher This time Barb will share her version of a Skinny Rokkaku kite with an arrowhead pattern Her project is a low aspect ratio kite that is 36 wide and 96 tall Mock Form kite photo Don Mock Tacoma Washington Build a 58 square foot soft kite with Don over the course of the Ft Worden weekend This is his Mock Form kite Kite cards photo Jeanne Mock Tacoma Washington Spend a few hours with Jeanne to create beautiful embossed greeting cards with a kite of course theme Basque kite photo Helene and Paul Morgan Shrewsbury England The Sky bums return to offer their Basque

    Original URL path: http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/classlist2008.html?year=2008 (2016-05-01)
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    will use Ralf s special method to put the pieces of the pattern together Don t worry if your German language skills are rusty Ralf is fluent in English Muse Sport Kite photo Ken McNeill Lenoir North Carolina Mr Blue Moon Kites presents a two day adventure building one of his remarkable sport kites Students will be building the Muse stunt kite using a variety of techniques which Ken has developed over the last 15 years The Muse was developed specifically for workshops and is based on a production kite the Mantis The kit provides pre built frames and bridles as well as pre cut sail panels Choose your colors with his colorizer which can be found at Ken s web site You will also be able to choose between standard and UL framing One of the primary techniques is the use of bonded seams so you will be sewing through different types of adhesives Please see the workshop information at the link above Ken will be doing no cutting at Ft Worden so students must provide their color and framing choices at least 3 weeks in advance Delta Delirium Kite photo Barbara Meyer Maple Grove Minnesota Barb is coming again and will teach her Delta Delirium This 4 foot tall delta has modified wings sled panel and 2 keels It is a wonderful light wind flyer and unlike a Genki it does not overfly without tails This modification of a standard Delta kite owes some to the influence of Neil Thornburn as the wing tips are raised to reduce spar length maintain sail area and give the appearance of a curved trailing edge without cutting or hemming a curve Thanks go to Margaret Greger for the keel dimensions Added touches from Barb gives you a very special kite the Delta Delirium Students will use up to three colors on their kite Although beginners can successfully build this kite experienced builders may learn some new tricks too Expect to learn a great deal in Barb s class including assembly techniques to join sail to keel to panel hemming simple attachments for tails to minimize weight how to size the center panel how to adapt design to a Conyne design or a double Conyne plus how to make any sized delta Beginning Kite Making photo Gerry Pennell Olympia Washington In the beginning there is Gerry Let Gerry put you on the road to successful kite sewing mania The ideal starting point for all beginners is this class Gerry discusses helpful tools and How To s She takes you from I want to sew to I can do this Get on the right track with her exercises to become familiar with your sewing machine You will make either a wind sock or simple kite in class plus additional kits are available for a take home project The Shard Kite photo Charmayne s finished kite Donna s and Jean s finished kite Kevin Sanders Willunga Australia Kevin returns to Ft Worden in 2007

    Original URL path: http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/classlist2007.html?year=2007 (2016-05-01)
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    of fabric in your choice of any colors to create a pleasing and unique 5 foot square kite skin Then construct a simple kite that with its three long fuzzy tails will fly in an extremely wide range of winds Blue Bird of Happiness Parade Kite photo Kathy Goodwind Seattle Washington Kathy s little bird kite was developed for Seattle s Fremont Fair Solstice Parade Students will pick colors cut components assemble and embellish 18 24 kites which they ll fasten to tapered tether poles Donzella s Monobloc photo Falk Hilsenbek Frankweiler Germany This extraordinary French box kite was designed by Roch Donzella in 1911 and Falk has reproduced it in authentic materials Students will also recreate the historic kite using wood cotton and metal with hemp rope One Hour or less Kites photo Sam Huston Kent Washington Sam s found some surefire fliers that are easy to share with kids of all ages Use plastic film tape and tubing connectors and wooden dowels to make one or several types box delta and Eddy kites from 1 5 to 3 feet and see simple ideas for decoration Japanese Kites Demystified photo Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Drawing from his extensive knowledge of Japanese kite designs and traditions Dan will show and discuss materials and the diversity and origins of kite shapes with an emphasis on the Edo and rectangular kite family including Shirone giant kite battles and rokkakus Japanese bridling techniques will be covered and time permitting Dan s know how may be applied to assorted needy kites Odd Shape Japanese Style Kites photo Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Experiment with typical Japanese kitemaking materials paper and bamboo and techniques to invent new kite shapes based on traditional styles North American Style Competition Fighter Kite photo Bruce and Donna Lambert Yakima Washington Use Bruce s simple techniques for even the most difficult aspects of construction to complete either a light wind or a faster medium wind fighter kite of black Orcon or blue red black gold or prismatic poly film carbon rod and bamboo Various easy techniques for creating appealing decorations will be available and you ll learn to bridle adjust tune and fly weather permitting Light Lines and Shadows the Diamond Box photo Tom McAlister Richmond California Tom imparts a sense of design detail and precision in a project designed just for this conference Participants will use carbon and fine paper to build this 18 x 34 collapsible kite a dynamic whole composed of seven or nine simple base units Painting with Acrylics on Ripstop photo Don Mock Ruston Washington See and try Don s techniques and materials for successfully painting on ripstop and end up with a one of a kind kite skin in the process see class 22 Making the Ohashi Kaku Dako photo Don Mock Ruston Washington Bring your painting from class 10 or fabric you decorate in advance 80cm x 120cm cut size and Don will show how to turn it into his

    Original URL path: http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/classlist2006.html?year=2006 (2016-05-01)
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    appliqué scissors Lepidoptera Freemanicus Freeman s Moth photo John Freeman Parksville British Columbia Canada Spend a fun filled day with the White haired Wizard in Birks and come away with a large magnificent kite as well John s original design features variable graphics and of course graceful beauty Level Intermediate Class Size 20 Fee 85 Bring sewing machine etc good black thread No Sew Diamond Roller photo Sam Huston Kent Washington Sam returns to pass on his famous no sew kitemaking techniques in a variation of Helen Howe s Diamond Roller Level All some manual dexterity required Class Size 1 8 Fee 40 Bring Sc issors SCOTCH Brand Magic Tape cheap tape is not worth the hassle soft pencil 3 or 4 straightedge appliqué scissors for optional stripe Simple Edo Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada You ll learn about various ways traditional rectangular kites have evolved and make a contemporary simplified version Level All Class Size 20 Fee 9 Bring Scissors X acto knife and cutting surface 24 straightedge small bamboo knife needle for thick thread white glue 12 x 18 x ½ box for safe kite transport useful but optional tweezers small side cutter lamp Kite Train Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Our Canadian sage kitemaker offers a class in making a 25 segment multicolor kite train Dan will explain kite train construction concepts and teach fine tuning of bamboo Level All Class Size 20 Fee 45 Bring Scissors X acto knife and cutting surface 12 straightedge small bamboo knife needle or small crochet hook 16 x 16 x 4 box for safe kite transport and storage Building a Basic Kite Aerial Photography Rig Brooks Leffler Pacific Grove California Build a radio controlled kite aerial photography cradle for your camera as taught by the master of KAP Level Intermediate Class Size 10 Fee 45 Bring your own point and shoot auto focus auto wind camera 35mm or digital with maximum dimensions of 5 w x 3 h x 2 5 d a 2 3 channel radio control system suggestions for models and sources will be provided in advance of the conference Pop rivet tool for 1 8 rivets 4 x ¼ stubby screwdriver 1 and 0 jewelers Phillips head screwdrivers ¼ and 5 16 open end wrenches or 4 adjustable wrench 4 AND 7 diagonal cutters sharp knife small and medium rat tail files E W Redmond Tribute Kite photo Gail Lindsay Yucaipa California Create a large beautiful and unusual six sided replica based on an original E W Redmond kite This great flying beautiful kite is 35 feet long with the tails Level All basic sewing skills required Class Size 20 Fee 35 Bring Zigzag sewing machine etc large spool white or black polyester thread straightedge ruler 2 sided Mylar tape small pointed scissors for appliqué cut away Mini Mock Form photo photo credit Patrick Mann Don Mock Ruston Washington You asked for Don to teach his 20 sq ft Mock Form So here he is

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    4 kite with a colorful intricate looking pattern done with the patchwork style piecing process of the Seminole tribe Hotsy Totsy Appliqué Deb Cooley Lincoln City Oregon Pick one of Deb s designs for a great looking 54 delta kite and learn her classic hot cut appliqué technique then she ll show how to make patterns for repeating the technique Gummi Bears Ralf Dietrich Frederiksvaerk Denmark Build Ralf s cheerful inflatable line ornament in a delicious original HARIBO candy color Choices choices John Freeman Parksville British Columbia Canada Choose colors for sewing a large log cabin patchwork square then choose one of six arrangements each for making the finished pattern into your choice of an 8 delta or a 4 square diamond kite Korean Square Gary Goodenough Vancouver Washington Build an unusual 18 square variation of a Korean fighter kite traditionally rectangular with round hole using Washi paper and carbon fiber rods Learn the fine points of bridling and bowing Decorating with your own or Gary s available materials is an option Swindon Star Kathy Goodwind Seattle Washington Have fun and learn a lot producing Kathy s 50 x 28 variation on her 6 celled Asteroid kite Participants follow a tight schedule stressing the importance of precision sewing exact placement of reinforcements and pockets and of the world of dimensionality Small Edo Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Work with bamboo and Japanese Washi as you gather a wealth of information about the traditions and methods of Japanese kitebuilding and make a classic 12 high Edo kite Mini Cody Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Experience Dan s delicate process of working with bamboo and Japanese Washi to build a 3 high extended wing Cody box kite Box Tower 3 2 D Boxkite Ralf Maserski Dortmund Germany Explore Ralf s masterful use of a hemming tool and special sewing and construction techniques as you make his intriguing optical illusional kite Sode Spectacular Barbara Meyer Maple Grove Minnesota Select available colors to set mood and style for sewing the main body details and optional decoration of this 54 tall sode kite utilizing Barbara s streamlined support and attachment devices Philippine Kites Orlando T D Ongkingco Quezon City Philippines First a brief introduction to the various kites and unique practices of the Filipino culture Next the class focuses on making medium sized traditional fighter kites using pre shaped bamboo by simply cutting tying and pasting Later time and weather permitting kites will be flown as pairs of kite fliers learn to outmaneuver each other Appliquéd Jem Cut Rokkaku Ellen Pardee Portland Oregon Try Ellen s cutaway method of placing and removing various colors of an appliqué design on pre cut sails to make her original attractive 60 high Rokkaku variation Beginning Sewing Gerry Pennell Olympia Washington Go from I want to sew to I can do this Gerry introduces inexperienced sewers to the tools and techniques needed for basic sewing with an emphasis on kites Exercises to familiarize students with their machines

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