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Donna Schenk Ansel Toney Style Delta

Ansel Toney Style Delta  

Presented by Donna Schenk  Jefferson, WI
TYPE OF CLASS:  

Sew Project


CLASS SIZE: 

Class Size - 15

SKILL LEVEL: 

All Skill Levels


CLASS LENGTH: 

Full Day Project
 

TIMES OFFERED: 

Offered Once 

SIZE OF PROJECT:

Project is 62" wide by 
32 high

WIND RANGE: 

Project can fly in 5-25 MPH
 

Description:  Make a great flier with Donna Schenk.  Learn the techniques and apply them to your next project! 

This class will show you the methods used by Ansel Toney and Merrick Beck to
make a diagonally striped delta kite that was a signature style of these men. The project for this class is a 62”w x 32”h delta.

Additional concepts will be taught/discussed in this class. This will include sizing up the kite (you always wanted to build your own 20 ft. Delta, admit it!), or sizing it down (great way to use up scraps and make great kites for kids and beginner kiters!)  Also information about making delta derivatives like a double keeled delta, or delta conyne will be explored. You will also learn tips and tricks to effectively use your rotary cutter and mat.

Principles from Dan Leigh for sparring and spreader rod placement will also be
used and explained in this class. You will build a kite in the class from a kit, but
you will learn how to start from scratch and design your own kite for future
projects.

This is a beginner sewing project, but will be beginner to advanced in concepts.

Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- Sewing Machine, thread, ripper, scissors and regular sewing supplies.  Also needed is a rotary cutter and mats to "square" your delta, or use the instructors!