2014 kite gallery

Bob's and Charmayne's kites in 2014


This is our latest cotton kite. It is the Dragonfly, designed by Arno Haft. Lovely!

Dragonfly cotton kite


Harlequin Dancer kite


The Harlequin Dancer. Bob found a gorgeous Art Deco dancer photo on-line. "What do you think? Would she work on a kite? A triangular kite?" I loved her instantly, so "yes"! The kite is the width of the roll of fabric (60") but should have been twice as large, with a center seam.

Harlequin Dancer
My Manta Ray Manta Ray line laundry designed by Peter Lynn. A cute, small, and totally fun piece of line laundry. I made it in the Fanoe Classic workshop taught by Andreas Fischbacher. It was a wonderful day spent making the Ray. Later, we all tried to fly them in way too much wind. Trying to get a photo of everyone flying nicely was a task I did not succeed in accomplishing! We have since flown ours in less wind. Sweet! 

Manta Rays

Manta Rays

Manta Ray line laundry Manta Rays
3 of our Koi kites Our Ft. Worden 2015's class kite is our large Koi Kite.  It is based on the late Japanese kite master Nobuhiko Yoshhizumi's miniature kite. To get ready for a class, we always make several of the class kites. Here are the first 3. We made one more in early 2015, too. Our school of Koi numbers 5! Our original one is white with orange dots, just like our real Koi, Dot. The yellow one is like our pure yellow Koi, Sunray. Sharpie Permanent Magic Marker scales give him a bit of detail. The other two are spray painted kites. Bob spray painted the eyes and eyebrows on all the kites. Fire Koi kite
Koi kite Sunray, the Koi kite  
On Fanoe this year we saw a great new box kite. It was designed by Carsten Domann, from Berlin, Germany. It is a wonderful kite to build and fly. Join us at Ft. Worden in 2016 to make your own. Check out the 2015 gallery of our kites to see our other Trigon Boxes.
This one is painted using Scott Hampton's technique of crinkle and spray.
Trigon Box close up of the sprayed fabric
Butterfly #1  Bob's 2014 Christmas kite is a set of 3 small butterflies. 2 are made from scraps of painted fabric with the black appliqué, the third is all appliquéd. As long as the wind stays below 5-6 MPH (very light) they flutter around like real butterflies, dancing and behaving. We even linked 2 together into a train. Look in the 2015 gallery for a short movie. all three
painted butterfly appliquéd butterfly  

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