Stay At Home

The Stay-At-Home order came down.  Except for essential errands, we are to stay home and away from other places and other people to help stop the spread of the virus.  While you would think this would give me lots of time to get things done around the house and yard and work on my kite projects.  Instead, the lack of any type of deadline only increases my tendency to put things off.  And so, this weeks post is late.  Sorry.

I have started the Giant Hata kite.  The main sail is black and is 60″ by 60″.  That was a challenge on my narrow table.  It was only made harder because my supposedly 60″ roll of fabric was really 61.5″. So instead of making just one long cut, I had to trim one side as well.

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The  pattern for this kite is a variation of the sun theme I used on my Maryland Kite Society build.  Only this is going to be a sun/moon.  The pattern was traced onto the yellow fabric and the white moon fabric laid over it.  Then it was sew the outline and cut away the excess.

Add a face and position and sew the sun onto the sail and I’m on to the actual construction.

As for actual kite flying, I have a couple of places in mind to try to put a kite or two up.  While the “powers that be” say you should only be out for essential trips, kite flying is essential to my mental health.  I find it soothing to watch my creations floating in the sky.  So when I give it a try, let’s hope I don’t get arrested for trespassing.

Stay safe, stay healthy.

Fair Winds All

 

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