Synopses & Reviews
Comprehensive guide to all aspects of making kites with practical step-by-step sections. 400 colour illus.
With over 400 illustrations, "The Kite Making Handbook is packed with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make a whole range of kites. It includes information on the materials and techniques needed to create the simplest of flat and box kites to the more complicated fighting and acrobatic flying models. Once built, flying the kite is the next challenge; here the authors give useful tips for getting the kite off the ground and dealing with varying wind conditions to avoid untimely landings. An ideal first-time buy for anyone interested in kites, "The Kite Making Handbook includes the history and uses of flying kites from ancient times through to the present day. The various chapters are interspersed with anecdotes and factual gems on kites, making this book an enjoyable read as well as an informative hobby guide.
An ideal buy for any novice kite enthusiast. It traces developments from the history of kite flying in Ancient China to present-day international kite-flying festivals. And there are step-by-step instructions for building numerous kites, from plain flat, through box to acrobatic flying models.