Presented by Alicja Szalska, Elst, Netherlands
A Yosl Scholarship Instructor thanks to Fly Market Kitemaking Supply
The Dotty Train (set of 3) will be offered both Saturday and Sunday as a one day class. Participants can enroll in either day (remember Sunday is a shorted workshop!) or enroll for both Saturday and Sunday to complete the entire project under Alicja's supervision!
One eddy kite should take about 4-5 hours to complete.
TYPE OF CLASS: Sew Project
CLASS SIZE: 15
SKILL LEVEL: All Skill Levels
CLASS LENGTH: Full Day Project (one Dotty Kite will take about 5 hours--set has three kites)
TIMES OFFERED: Offered Twice
SIZE OF PROJECT: Project is 100 cm X 100 cm with 450 cm organza tail
WIND RANGE: Project fly best in 4-24 MPH (2-5 BFT)
Builders can choose their own color combinations from the color palette, which Alicja will deliver beforehand together with a “Color choice form”.
The end product is a train of 3 Dotty kites (based on a traditional Eddy kite) 100cm x 100 cm with an organza tail of 450 cm. Alicja will also offer a single kite kit as well as the three stack.
The train has visually interesting colorful design. The organza tail with ripstop circles gives a beautiful shining effect, especially when flown in the sunshine.
The kit includes all well prepared, hot cut fabric pieces, reinforcements, bridle lines, end caps, pre-cut kite bag fabric, workshop manual and a printed pattern, which later can be reused to build more Dotty kites.
Each attendee will receive their own personalized workshop manual, which will include a kite image in the pre chosen colors. That image will also serve as a model for applying circles in the right color order.
In this class you will learn how to:
- sewing circles without making a hole in the fabric,
- sewing ripstop on organza,
- sewing organza tail to a sail in a specific way
- solutions for the construction details
- back or front circle cutting (depending on the color combination),
- connecting kites into a train
Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- Sewing Machine, thread, ripper, metal ruler (15cm is enough), soldering iron/hot cutter, scissors ( suitable for back cutting)
KIT ORDER CUT OFF: by 12/1/2022 Extra kits available to any current U-MAKE Registrant
COLOR CHOICE: Participants will choose their own color combinations from the color palette which Alicja will gather with a "Color Choice Form"
As well as the below standard colors, Alicja will also offer "Custom" color choices for $20 US more per kit.
KIT PRICE: 3 Stack Dotty Train Kit is $135 US
1. black-pink-white kite skin colors
2. black-gold-blue kite skin colors
1 Single Dotty Kite Kit is $60 US
choose from 6 colors available
1. black skin yellow dots
2. black skin pink dots
3. blue skin
4. gold skin
5. pink skin
6. white skin
Kits includes all well prepared, hot cut fabric pieces, reinforcements, bridle lines, end caps, pre-cut kite bag fabric, workshop manual and a printed pattern, which later can be reused to build additional Dotty Kites in the future. Each kit will have their own personalized workshop manual with will include the kite image in their personalized colors. That image will also serve as a model for applying circles in the right color order.