New kite

Star FacetIt’s almost spring and that means time to make another kite! I haven’t done one in a couple of years so hopefully I haven’t lost all of the necessary sewing skills. This time around I’m going with a cellular design (think box kite), the #54 star facet. This morning I spent about half an hour on the first step — cutting out the necessary shapes from rolls of ripstop nylon. We have an enclosed area with great big sunny windows in our apartment which are perfect for tracing the shapes out onto the material.

The next step is adding reinforcements and binding for which I’m waiting on supplies. The Cherry Blossom nee Smithsonian Kite Festival is coming up in a couple of weeks so I want to get it all done by then. I can’t wait to see what Alex thinks of kite flying!