KITE LINE WINDERS
The aesthetics of kites also extends to the winders. The point at which a kite flier has contact with their kite, to which the flying line is attached.
Ideas for these winders are first sketched, before a paper template is made. Marking out from the template onto pieces of sustainably grown hardwood - oak, cherry, walnut and ash - I cut out the shapes using a tabletop bandsaw. The cut winders are then sanded smooth and the edges rounded for comfortable holding. Two coats of natural Osmo are then applied by brush.
The theme here is 'threatened species' - the hare, fox, cheetah, tiger and stoat. These animal forms lend themselves quite well to the long forms needed for convenient line winding.