Ken Conrad Fused Ohashi Train

Fused Ohashi Train (No Sew)

Presented by Ken Conrad, Seattle, WA


The Fused Ohashi Train will fly best in 3-15 MPH


Each individual Fused Ohashi Train will be 16 inches high, 12 inches wide.

The finished train is a lively but reliable, tangle-free and impressive flier.

The entire train is 16-20 feet long.

You may choose either a 5 kite train or a 6 kite train.


Offered Once


Full Day Project


No Sew Project


Class Size - 15


All Skill Levels

Digitally Printed & Fused Train

Make a 5 or 6 piece custom-printed train of custom-printed, “no-sew” Ohashi-style kites designed to fly in both light (Seattle) and strong (coastal) winds. Ripstop polyester sails will be printed in advance from art that can be a series of original photos or scanned or digitally created art you send (specifications provided when you register – or feel free to email Ken Conrad with your questions).

You will put the kites together with fusible adhesive. After years of using plastic trains made with adhesive tape that dries and fails or is degraded by sand or dust … or using small sewn fabric kites with their own limitations, Ken developed this construction technique which produces clean, permanent and durable results! You’ll assemble your trains with an equally efficient system of 2-way knots and removable train lines.

The finished train is a lively but reliable, tangle-free and impressive flier.

Supplies/Equipment Needed for class -- Scissors and an extension cord

KIT ORDER CUT OFF: by 01/04/2020 Extra kits available to any current U-MAKE Registrant. Kits constructed at home will require a small iron (cost @ $25) Iron(s) will be provided for students in class use.

COLOR CHOICE: Full color, black and white and nearly everything in between! Each participant will have a custom sail printed by Ken Conrad.

KIT PRICE: The Fused Ohashi Train is $65 US for a 5 kite train, $75 for a train with 6 kites.