May 11-13, 2012: Spring Sewing for Summer Soaring

Plans for the Spring Sewing for Summer Soaring kite making retreat have just been finalized.  This three day kite making retreat will be held in Parksville,Friday May 11 to Sunday May 13. Attached please find information and a registration form to apply for this fantastic kite making weekend.
Please mark your calendars for this special event. Registration closes on March 31st.
Thanks and hope to see you in Parksville!
The Planning Committee



Indoor Glider on a Stick (no sewing required) Cost: $10
Wayne and Cathie will present this unique indoor kite made out of Mylar. This kite is a breeze to make, and fun to fly indoors or outside in low to no wind.


Pearson Roller Kite (sewing required) approx.cost: less than $80.00
Don Lord (originally from Ottawa) has made many kites and we are lucky to have him in our Club. The Pearson Roller Kite that Don’s students will be making is a very stable kite that does best in low wind. It measures about 5 ft. X 4 ft. If time permits, Don will also give a short lesson on his unique way of doing an appliqué technique (as on his B.C./Canada design kite). This class is best suited for the intermediate to advanced kite maker and may require a day and a half to complete. All material will be precut, ready to assemble.


Cody Kite or Eddy Kite (sewing required) approx. cost Cody $65 to $85 Eddy $40 Paul’s class last year was a big hit for those that tackled his rokkaku. He is back again and this time he is proposing either a large scale Cody kite OR an Eddy Kite, whichever the majority would like. The Cody kite is approximately 40” high and 60” across. This is an 8 to 10 hour sewing project. The alternative to this project is a large Eddy kite.

To prepare his materials Paul needs to know which kite his students have selected. Please inform Wayne Pattison of your preference by March 31, 2012. Wayne will inform Paul of the kite selected by those planning to take the class.

Info Sheet – Spring Sewing Retreat Parksville 2012 (PDF)

Registration for Spring Sewing for Summer Soaring II (PDF)

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