During that time I have conducted workshops around the world.
They have been specifically based on my original designs and are aimed at participants with basic contemporary kite making skills
Lately I have been engaged by kite clubs seeking a weekend experience where participants complete a functioning kite or kite related project.
Custom programmes for workshops are arranged on request.
The following portfolios of workshops are some that have proved popular over the past couple of years.
All workshops projects are fully functional. All hardware is supplied and workshop manuals enable participants to complete the projects at a later date if desired.
If your kite group is looking for something different as a club activity, email for details.
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The GED hybrid is an original platform made up from components for the Genki, Delta and Eddy shapes. The result is a kite that has a good wind range from light to firm winds. Like most kites it likes steady winds.
Stealth Delta - Full Size.
The Stealth Delta is very reliable kite able to fly well in a very wide range of winds. It has an innovative keel that compliments to graphics on the main sail. This is a good-sized delta and considered to be excellent reward for the time spent on the project.
Stealth Delta - ¾ Size
The kite is a very, very good flying platform and reliably stable in a most conditions. It flies beautifully in light winds and up to firm sea breezes. It has a unique and innovative keel. The keel has graphics that complement the design in the main kite sail
The Genki is a thin version of the standard Genki from the 1980's. It is inherently a very stable platform. This version has no keels which enables clean uninterrupted designs.
The Butterfly is a very stable and reliable platform. It is easily assembled and flies down to about 5-6kph. It will fly happily in strong winds up to 30+ Kph. It stacks perfectly.
Dieppe Bird in White.
The White Bird is a beautifully simple platform. It is very easy to assemble with minimal amount of spars. It is 1.8M across with 5 M organza tails.
The participants have the choice to elect how many kites they would like to take. The full train is 6 with a rainbow colour way graduating up the train. In the past most participants elected for the full six. However custom colourways have been requested for that extra sense of originality.
The workshop involves the construction of a unique platform. It concentrates on the specialised appliqué technique to result in a graduated colour formation.
The Butterflies are a good workshop for a weekend where participants may want to head home halfway through the second day. Proficient participants will finish it in a day. The main head and tails are pre-cut and marked to save time in the workshop.
The kite is a very reliable platform, totally original in its design. It is 1.8M across and the body is 1.45M high. The Organza tail is 5M long.
The Rapier is a three-bladed kinetic spinner that can be used as line laundry or attached to a pole.
It is medium to fast spinning speed.
It is medium to fast spinning speed.
Gothic Delta Small
The workshop concentrates on the appliqué technique that makes up this simply elegant nad functional kite. The participants refer back to templates for marking colour lines to give gentle colour changes across the face of the kite.
The Auger is a good all round kinetic piece with a wide range of uses. Due to its originality, there is a high satisfaction level on completion. All hardware is supplied and relevant panels are pre-cut to save time in the workshop.
Gothic Delta Large
The workshop examines the accepted shape of a delta and goes on to create a low aspect ratio platform with an unconventional keel arrangement. The kite flys in light winds and is capable of flying comfortably in the upper ranges as well. There are six graphic options available.
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