May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2312

Post Type: Book

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Helen Bushell

Creation Year: 2003

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ISBN: 09595684-3-3 Language: English Description: This delightful little book is the distilled wisdom of over 30 years of kitemaking for children. Helen Bushell's enthusiasm for teaching us all of the joy of making and flying kites has been gathered from endless practical research. This book came from a series of artists-in-residence programs where Helen taught kitemaking to primary schoolchildren and it is intended to guide you through the techniques of making simple kites that fly really, really, well.

Helen who has travelled extensively outside of Australia to many locations where traditional kite-making still continues, was for 15 years the secretary of the Australian Kite Association (and editor of their newsletter) and is the only Australian represented in the collections of the Tokyo Kite Museum, Japan, the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington State and in the Weifang and Guiyang Kite Museums, China.

29 pgs

Geographic: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Peoples Republic of China, Thailand

Materials: Paper

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