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Author Topic: How to get started doing appliques?  (Read 1477 times)
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« on: April 03, 2011, 03:39 AM »

I would like to build a Rokk w/an applique something simple. So i'm looking to learn how to do appliques. Is thier any website/book/ect.that I can learn from?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 03:49 AM »

Second link down...

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=105.0
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 04:28 AM »

A great article on reverse applique ,( sewing several layers of material and cutting away what you don't want.) I especially like the photos and explanation on how to sew zig-zag stitch around curves and corners.  Grin

http://004dcee.netsolhost.com/tips/applique.htm
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 02:25 PM »

Been wondering about this myself.  Decided to give it a try today.  Didn't come out too good.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 03:16 PM »

Been wondering about this myself.  Decided to give it a try today.  Didn't come out too good.


That didn't come out good? how so???that looks pretty good to me.......
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 08:39 PM »

He's right at least you've got the basic principles figured out Cool. I'm still trying to understand how/what to cut. Cry
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 09:11 PM »

It is kind of like paint by numbers.  Once you know what color you want where, just have to remember how many layers down it is and cut out 1 less.  After doing that I can see why appliqued kite cost more,  not only an increase in material cost but time.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 05:04 AM »

Like Steve said:

http://kaiskitesite.synthasite.com/applique-workshop.php

That's where I learned from.
My tip is invest in some really sharp stich ripper and good, really sharp scissors, the kind you can just push through the ripstop. That way you can avoid the jagged edges from opening and closing the scissors.

Be warned its quite addictive but you have to be careful not to wind up in the FA bad applique gallery Cheesy Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 01:10 PM »

On my first 8ft. Rok I decided togo with the Japanese kanji for wind, :)since my wife is Japanese I hope she can help with the writting and cutting out the stencil for this kite build. Wink I just need to figure out how large it should be. Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 10:45 PM »

I would guess about 50" - 52" tall, that'll fit between the cross spars on the Engvall plan



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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 08:08 PM »

WOW! Thank you for the help. Now I can get started on ordering the parts for this build. Once again thank you and all who helped me.
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