Rokkaku’s in Baddeck

We had a great time building Rokkaku kites in Baddeck last month! I met some wonderful people and I learned a lot! The room was full of all skill levels, but I am pretty sure no one had built a kite before, so everyone was being introduced to the strange world of spinnaker nylon, dacron and adhesives. It was a… Read more →

Flight of the Silver Dart Centennial – Rokkaku Workshop

In celebration of Canada’s centennial of flight, this once in 100 years 2 day kite-making workshop is being offered to a limited number of participants on a first come, first served basis. Kite-maker Bill Wilson and fabric artist Anne Morrell will guide this workshop providing the inspiration and expertise required for each participant to design and construct a Rokkaku kite.… Read more →

Fled Project Week 3…

I just finished posting the final instructions for the forums Fled workshop… While I was writing the instructions for the workshop I was playing around with Google Sketch Up. Mainly to see if I could create a simple rendering of the fled for use as a colorizer. I ended up going a bit overboard as usual, and while I… Read more →

Dieppe Circoflex Workshop

The Dieppe Sky Lines kite club is hosting a kite building workshop this Saturday. We will be building a 6 foot circoflex based on plans from Gary Engvall. This is becoming quite a nice tradition for the Dieppe club, this will be our 2nd “sewing” based workshop and I think we will have a bout 15 in attendance. Most probably… Read more →

Dieppe Sky-Lines Rokkaku Workshop

Saturday September 4th was the first Dieppe sky-lines kite club sewn kite workshop. The subject of this workshop was to teach basic kite building and sewing techniques as well as explain and demonstrate different applique methods. Bernie Houle and Peggy MacDonald (or Mr. and Mrs. Mountain Man) organized the workshop and were superb instructors. Read more →

Dieppe Fighter Kite Workshop

I had the opportunity to attend my first “workshop” in Dieppe New Brunswick. This was a simple fighter kite workshop and only my second kite. The kite was built from everyday items like gift wrap, plastic bags, and paper. Everyone had a good time and everyone got to buid a kite!! Here are some pictures of the event… –Bill Read more →