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    the 1800 s by the Seminole Indians to embellish a delta kite Launch the spectacular group of colorful patterns at the end of class Feather Banners Scott Hampton Sandy Utah Assemble a gorgeous 8 tall banner using Scott s rich pre painted fabric pieces and his characteristic design style Making Kites that Work with Kids Butch Harviston Carnation Washington Use skills and secrets taught in th is class to teach anyone to become a successful kitemaker and flyer at schools workshops festivals etc Learn an Australian paper peace dove kite the tissue and bamboo Vietnamese kite and a plastic and wood Conover Eddy kite Firefly Fighter Kite Tom Humphrey Bothell Washington Review and use non sewing techniques that apply to the design and construction of single line maneuverable kites as you build Tom s trusty fighter If time permits try tuning and flying Kanji and Edo Kite Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Discover the Chinese origins visual elements and symbolic meaning of characters in Japanese calligraphy Kanji then choose a character and learn to paint it with sumi ink on Washi paper Make a traditional Edo style kite with bamboo and your painted paper Appliquéd Hata Gail Lindsey Chula Vista California This Southwest influenced turtle design offers excellent practice in sewing and cutting away straight lines curves and corners with only three start stop points Finish a hata style kite and matching curly tails Building the Mini Mock Don Mock Ruston Washington Students will finish custom designed 20 square foot soft kites face panels can be shipped to decorate in advance of a class that they can proudly fly on most occasions Color Theory and Introduction to Design Basics Sharon Musto Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Participants will explore color and learn how to combine visual elements such as lines shapes

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    use one of Scott s and appliqué and assemble a 20 square kite Take Along Miniature Kite Pendant Kathy Horn Lindenwood Illinois Make an ingenious fully functional pendant that opens to reveal a secret treasure a postage stamp sized kite complete with fly rod and line Non Sewn Icarex Sode Kite Sam Huston Kent Washington Learn in detail Sam s famed techniques for making permanent high quality non sewn kites Construct a lightweight collapsible 5 x 5 Sode kite with PC Icarex polyester fabric 3 M industrial adhesives and fiberglass Heat Seal Genki Kite Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Make Dan s 80 wide version of this high aspect ratio bowed kite using multi colored plastic sheets and fiberglass Heat Seal Ladybug Kite Train Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Each student engages in making a bright impressive 10 segment train of plastic and bamboo ladybug kites Low Tech Construction of a BIG Kite Group Project Rick Miller Silver City New Mexico Groups of classmates will start by collaborating on coming up with surface designs and painting them with water based dyes on Tyvek sheets Then teams will follow simple steps with tapes fiberglass and precut lines to build and bridle large scale Shirone style rectangular kites Color Theory and Introduction to Design Basics Sharon Musto Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Participants will explore color and learn how to combine visual elements such as lines shapes colors and values to achieve contrast balance emphasis pattern unity and movement in a composition especially as it relates to kite art Beginning Sewing Gerry Pennell Olympia Washington Go from I want to sew to I can do this Gerry relates inexperienced sewers to the tools and techniques needed for basic sewing with an emphasis on kites Exercises to familiarize students with their machines are followed by a simple kite or windsock project Black and White Kites George Peters Boulder Colorado Design and make unique small to medium sized kites using traditional bamboo Japanese paper and luscious black sumi ink Invent new forms by following the natural shapes of the bamboo frames and the simple bold graphics from brush and ink Kite Puppets George Peters Boulder Colorado Concoct a kinetic figure with high reaching arms and sandbag feet that holds onto the line of your staked kite or field dances on the lines of your dual line kite Dive into a wild assortment of colorful lightweight materials and find parts to combine in your whimsical kiteflying character Grenadian Crafts Kites George A Peters Seattle Washington Arrange and decorate brightly colored tissue paper panels on a tensioned frame you form out of coconut flex to complete one of several variations on classic Grenadian lightweight kite styles Each kite in the class is unique Chocolate and Cocoa Leaves George A Peters Seattle Washington Experience two pleasures from the Grenadian cacao plant First George relates the background of the plant as you roast shell and grind the aged beans to make a traditional spicy brew Next you create

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    exotic papers bamboo and carbon fiber rod Kinetic Kites Constanze Wolfgang Grimsel Oldenburg Germany Known for their kinetic kites and wind ornaments Wolfgang and Constanze will teach a kite in motion with rotating part s Japanese Edo Dan Kurahashi Burnaby British Columbia Canada Dan leads a comprehensive class on using bamboo and Washi paper to make a traditional Japanese Edo style Shirone kite He will also do a presentation on his computer drawing technique Bird Kites Martin Lester Bristol England Famous for his representational soft kites Martin will teach the i framed i bird shape kite he s been making Western style Fighter Jeff MacInnis Portland Oregon Build Jeff s competitive guaranteed and fun to fly Western style short line fighter kite of modern materials then learn fine points of construction tuning and flying Form and Function Don Mock Ruston Washington Don leads an exploration of shape and structural design applying various approaches to inventing and creating your own unconventional kites Appliquéd Della Porta Kite Sharon Musto Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Experience Sharon s process from the initial drawing to completion of a small elegantly appliquéd della Porta kite with original or available artwork Sewing Basics Gerry Pennell Olympia Washington Gerry offers the inexperienced sewer an opportunity to practice sewing basics with an emphasis on kitemaking materials and techniques Brew and Beans George A Peters Seattle Washington Explore a kiteflier s Grenada In one class prepare and brew the beans and make and fly kites of the leaves of the native cacao plant In another learn to build an unusual colorful Grenadian kite Design Enlightenment Barry Poulter Tacoma Washington Attain kite design enlightenment with discussion of concepts and techniques in surface design and shape enhancement and mind expanding experiments in composition perspective distortion enlargement and more Appliquéd the José Way José

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    FORMS GALLERY 1 Raffle submission form Microsoft Word Format Adobe PDF Format

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    FORMS RAFFLE

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    Charmayne Umbowers larger photos behind thumbs Do you have a photo you d like included on the Kitemaker s web site Send it to Charmayne Masters applique class Bas Vreeswijk Haaksbergen Netherlands Koi kite Bob and Charmayne Umbowers Washington Patchwork Delta Variant a Lee Toy Delta kite Deb Tumminia Oregon Feather Banner Linda Sanders Willunga Australia Spook kite Kevin Sanders Willunga Australia Beginning Kitemaking Gerry Pennell Washington Painting and sewing

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    larger photos behind thumbs Do you have a photo you d like included on the Kitemaker s web site Send it to Charmayne Dan s Invader kite train class Holm s Hata Ray kite class and Peak in the Diamond kite class Linda Larkey s Beaver Banner class Robert Brasington s Listeners kite class Cliff Quinn s One Piece Jumbo Cody kite class Dave Butler s Celtic Miniature kite class

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    2007 GALLERY 2006 GALLERY 2005 GALLERY 2004 GALLERY 2003 GALLERY 2001 GALLERY 2000 GALLERY Kitemakers 2013 Gallery Photos by Donna Wendt Patrick Mann and Bob and Charmayne Umbowers larger photos behind thumbs Ralf Maskerski s Stack 7 kite class Bob Charmayne Umbower s Mezger kite class Ron Gibian s Triple Winged kite class Dave and Diane Butler s Painted Ohashi kite class Barbara Meyers Cloud Seeker kite class Simon Crafts

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