Ken Wilkowski and Dean Murray wanted to get together to make Fled kites. There had been talk within the MKS about doing a kite making workshop over the last few years. So they asked if there were other folks that would like to make a Fled of their own. That was how this adhoc workshop came about.
We made the fled described in the on-line workshop on kitebuilder.com forum. Here is a link to the on-line workshop.
Special thank you to Ken Runke who donated rip-stop nylon to the workshop. He had a great selection of colors.
On December 3rd the group got together. Our kite makers were Ken Wilkowski, Pam Hodges, Dave Herzig, John Kaulbars, Barb Meyer and Dean Murray.
Barb helped everyone cut the fabric and we got started sewing. We had a great time and learned about edge binding, sewing rip-stop and laying out patterns and cutting.
At the end of December we got back together to finish our kites. The workshop participants also pitched in on an extra kite kit and picked out colors for a kite to be donated to the upcoming MKS auction. Barb sewed the donation kite.
Here are pictures from the workshop and from the Hudson Hot Air Affair on Feb 4, 2012 where we all got together to fly our finished kites.
We are all looking forward to having more MKS kite making workshops. Hope you all can join us!
Here are pictures from Dec 3rd.
Pictures from Dec 29th.
Pictures of the finished kites at the Hot Air Affair Feb 4th.