|This page created and maintained by Tom Tinney. littlekites.com 2009
|Handmade in the
|Fairy Kite (dragonfly lady)
I called this kite "Teena"
when I first started
working on her.. Others
call her a fairy, a
dragonfly lady, and even
a squid girl. I just call her
"the headache", now.
She's a cross between a
"noodle" and one of my
dragonfly kites. The
body is ripstop nylon
appliqué, and the wings
are a reinforced laminate
that reflects all colors of
|The first year I tried to compete with her, the wind was not cooperating, and I
broke one of the connectors for her wings, so I scratched her from the
The next year, I'd revamped the connectors and added the tail material. The
sun was shining, and the wind was cooperating, so she brought home a
respectable second, in Masters-class "figure and novelty".
There are still some things I think I should change on this kite, so will be
updating this page someday.
|This picture gives some idea of the size of this kite.
I still prefer making miniature kites.