Robert Brasington St.
Robert is returning for the 5th time and will
be offering a spectacular kite in a two day workshop. He has offered this
kite in a slightly different variation internationally and now wants to give
Ft. Worden kite builders the opportunity to build this 1.5 meter kite and
its 5 meters long tails. The Listeners is a proven flier and one you will be
proud to say "I built it in Robert's workshop".
Celtic Miniature kite
Dave will be teaching for
the 5th time as well in 2014, but this time on his own. He is offering a
miniature kite. The photo shows a representative class offering. Miniature
kites are wonderful to fly to amaze spectators, enjoy on those no-wind
mornings, to fly on rainy days inside and simply to display in your home.
Join Dave for a day and come away with a lovely miniature.
Delta Conyne kite
Deb Cooley Lincoln
Deb's offering this year is a kite she has sworn
by for over 35 years. Definitely a proven winner! Students will join seven
pieces of fabric to create their own unique color combination.
Indoor glider kite
video of Mark flying his indoor
Mark Engbaum Renton,
9- time teacher Mark is returning with another
interesting project. This is a perfect kite for the no-wind at the beach day
or when you want to fly indoors. Join Mark for a fun class. This kite is a
must make / must have for indoor flying and on days the wind is slow in
arriving when you are ready to fly.
Cat Gabrel Stillwater,
Join Cat, a new teacher for us, and make the
Hishi kite. This is a traditional Japanese style kite made of washi paper
and bamboo. Using layered templates and spray paint, you will create a one
of a kind work of art. Cat is an experienced kite kit builder and teacher you
will surely enjoy.
Invader kite train
Dan Kurahashi Burnaby,
Dan is one of four international guest teachers
in 2014. He has taught multiple times for us, 24 to be exact!!! He is our
very own Japanese kite and kite train expert. This simple-to-build kite
turns into a wonderful train. You will learn techniques to work with bamboo
including how to split, fine tune, and bend it. Dan will give you lots of
information about the different plastics and teach you how to join pieces
together using heat sealing. And you will learn about kite trains such as
what kind of kites are suitable for trains, how to join individual kites
into a train, and very importantly you will learn about flying trains.
This would be where, when, how to launch, fly and retrieve your train.
In the class you will make 10 plastic multi colored plastic Invader kites,
tie them into a train and test fly them. Join Dan for a day of kite
building and learning.
Linda Larkey Liberty,
Returning to us again from the Midwest is Linda.
She will be offering a banner workshop. This is a large project which will
be quickly completed due to her pre-assembly shortcuts. Linda tells us her
Beaver Banner looks great in a group, perfect for enhacing your beach space,
for kite festival
days and parties of all sorts.
Mini Mock kite
Don Mock Renton,
If you missed your chance in the past to build
one of Don’s 20 square foot soft foils, he is offering it again in 2014. You
will have the option to appliqué the face before you come to the Conference,
making this a personalized, uniquely-you project.
Gerry Pennell Olympia,
For every beginning kitebuilder is Gerry's four
hour class. This is the ideal starting point for all beginner kitebuilders
and sewers. If you are new to kitebuilding and kite sewing, you will learn
invaluable hints and tricks and basic must-know information plus
come away with the fabulous flying Gregor Hip Pocket Hybrid sled kite. Here
is your chance to get kite building and sewing knowledge you don’t want to
be without. Let Gerry's class be your foundation for the rest of your class
choices. Note to non-novice kite builders: if you need a fill-in class
where you will learn a lot or just want a Hip Pocket Hybrid sled in your
back pocket, you are welcome to join Gerry's class.
One Piece Jumbo Cody kite
Cliff Quinn Cooperburg,
Edge binding, long sleeves, reinforcements and
tensioners, a day and a half and an interesting 7 foot wing span one piece
Cody kite. All with Pennsylvania's Cliff Quinn, one of our many experienced,
Diamond with a Peak kite
Holm Struck Bliedersdorf,
teacher coming from Germany is Holm Struck. He has
two offerings to choose from:
First is a diamond kite sporting a
peak which is done with applique and patchwork. You will also make a smaller kite
from the scraps leftover from the diamond kite. See both in the photo link
Hata Ray kite
Holm's second class will make a Hata style kite. It's
bold black and white stripes will be a standout in the sky.
Jimmy Pentagon kite
Bob and Charmayne Umbowers Gig
The Jimmy Pentagon is a large kite for light
wind. Easy sewing, easy rods, color choices, and a little bit of applique all add up to a happy
kite in the sky.
Bas Vreeswijk Haaksbergen,
Returning teacher Bas Vreeswijk is our 4th
international teacher. He will bring a twist, no, a fold to kite building
with this class. You will be folding fabric to give a 3-d aspect to a flat