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photomom    450

Just got finished with the Keystone Kiters Kitebuilding Workshop. This year's feature kite was the Drumbox. The weekend was fun, the camaraderie was great and the kite was a relatively easy sew. Looking forward to getting home and giving it its first flight.IMG_3215.JPG

 

 

 

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Paul LaMasters    456

Most kites are sewn as overlapping pieces and then back cutting away the excess from each side of the sail (front/back).  appliqué

The sewing aspects represent about 10% of the overall kite-building effort.  Kind of like painting a wall, all that taping, edging and cutting in, moving furniture around and throwing tarps down for splatters = most of the time spent.

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photomom    450
Beautiful pattern in the color use. Did you sew the pattern? I assume is was not a pattered material.

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The triangles are appliqués on the background. First the smaller triangles on the larger and then the larger on the background.



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