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Author Topic: My Crowdfunding Campaign for a New Kite Art Project  (Read 2672 times)
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« on: June 27, 2017, 05:30 PM »

I hope that a quick plug is OK here.

If you have a minute, please check out my crowdfunding campaign to support a special kite art project. Here's the link...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kites-aloft-for-endangered-butterflies#/

The primary goal for this project is to help people learn about endangered butterfly species, but I hope that it will also stir some interest in kitebuilding and single-line kites.

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 05:53 PM »

Jeez, here I was just going to ask how much it would take to get one from you...but no indiegogo for me...good luck with the project!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 02:43 AM »

I can build a kite for you if you like. If you can think of anybody who might be interested in this project, please share the link. I hope it might help in a small way to get people interested in nature. We are at a critical juncture.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 09:19 PM »

I finished the applique for another one of these project kites. This one borrows from the Monarch wing pattern on one of the smaller (32" tall) sails with a simplified design.

It just needs the hem and spar pockets.



 
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 09:11 PM »



This has taken a while to "get off the ground", but tonight it landed a new pledge. I'm offering a few things as backer rewards, including these pretty nice plywood winders that I make...



Here are a couple more of the endangered butterflies providing inspirations for the kite designs, the Poweshiek Skipperling (left) and the Early Hairstreak (right)...

   
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 12:02 AM »

I added another backer perk to the campaign, a complete kit for a mini butterfly kite with washi paper, bamboo spars, cotton kite line and a ribbon tail. Check it out...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kites-aloft-for-endangered-butterflies#/





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