In November 2004 I saw an interesting kite design. The Papillon, designed by Alain Micquiaux and manufactured by Atelier Kites, was being flown by Ted Gaudet, who just returned from the Dieppe International Kite festival in France. I thought this looked great and flew beautifully. The butterfly glides gracefully and if you pull or tug the line the butterfly beats it’s wings gently. My sister loves butterflies and I thought this would be the perfect Christmas gift for her. After I studied the kite for a while I created the sail template and set to work. (I have made three since then )
I have waited until now to post this to my site as I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for my sister. I was reminded to post this after seeing that the kite is now being offered from Gomberg Kite Productions new 2005 catalog.