June 21, 2018

Kite Reunion

We had an opportunity for a kiteflyers reunion with old friends!
From left-to-right: Shula Shavit, Suli Omer, Itamar Kastelanski, Uri Abeles (author of the 1991 kite book "Afifomania"), Eli Shavit


June 14, 2018

Fanø Kitemakers Workshop - Fanø 2018

We were honored to be invited to teach a Patchwork Kite Masterclass during the 2018 Fanø Kitefliers Meeting in Denmark. We chose a Tessellating Pinwheels design for an Ohashi style kite. Eighteen participants worked hard during the 9 hour workshop and by the end of the day, there were 5 complete kites. With diligent participants working late, we had twelve kites in the sky the following day.


 

 

June 13, 2018

Inspiring Others

Pete Schmidt was inspired by our Bedspread kite. He called his creation "The Shavit Kite".
We are immensely proud, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!


...and our version



March 1, 2018

October 9, 2017

The Israel Museum Homepage - 2017

The 32nd Kite Flying Festival, The Afifoniada, at the Israel Museum is tomorrow, and we made the front page!


and on mobile with the distinguished company of Ai Weiwei:


September 5, 2017

Patchwork and Kites Puzzle - 2017

When we came upon Jane Wooster Scott's Patchwork Sampler 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, we just had to assemble it. Kites and Patchwork, that's so Shavit!


September 1, 2017

A Kite Quote

A lovely quote from Romain Gary's book Les Cerfs-Volants (The Kites):
It's perfectly clear that a man that has devoted his whole life to kites is not without a grain of folly. It's just a question of interpretation. There are some who call it a 'grain of folly', and others who talk of a 'sacred spark'. It's sometimes hard to tell one from the other.
(Translated by Philip Le Riche)

July 4, 2017

Octagon - 2017

The Pattern of the kite is called "Star of the Orient" Quilt Pattern. 
The kite's diameter is ~ 1.2m



Geo-Pointer - 2017

The Geo Pointer kite, designed by Ceewan is a Single Point Bridle kite.
Size: 5.5m x 2m



May 21, 2017

Cervia - 2017


Fabulous photos from Cervia ARTEVENTO 2017 by Ivan Cimadoro 


And another from Barbara Baroncini






January 22, 2017

Twisted Drum Box Kite - 2017

Here's our version of Dick Toonen's Twisted Drum Box Kite.
Note that our version uses only vertical strips as opposed to the regular triangular sections.






November 11, 2016

Little White World Kite - 2016


Flying the signed Little White World Kite at the annual Kite Flying event at the Art Garden of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The kite is flying over Robert Indiana's renowned giant sculpture  "אהבה".

Our Booth at Dieppe International Kite Festival - 2016


Hamsa - 2016

Our entry into the Arts Premiers kite creation contest at the 2016 Dieppe International Kite Festival.

Spinnaker on transparent Mylar

Rosie, Emoji Kite - 2016

Our contribution to the "Personage" Mass Ascension Challenge 

Jellybean Hamsa - 2016


Gaudí Rok - 2016


A Rok inspired by the Trencadís mosaic style of Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.



Bubble Fish Ohashi Edo - 1994/2015


Originally built in 1994 for a Sea-Themed kite competition.
Rebuilt and re-bridled Ohashi-style in 2015.
Nylon fabric applique.

Graphic taken from illustration in the amazing, out-of-print book 
The Witch's Hat by Irvin Dremer, Illustrated by  Tony Meeuwissen

9780233978000: The Witch's Hat

October 20, 2016

Le Grand Livre du Cerf-Volant, G. Spini - 2003

It has just come to our attention that the French kite book "Le Grand Livre du Cerf-Volant" by G. Spini has a photo of our Bargenki Kite!



March 24, 2016

Lupa Smartphone Photography Competition


The International Photography Festival is holding The Lupa Smartphone Photography Competition.
As its website banner, they chose a photo showing several of our kites! 

Here's the original photo:

Credit: Felix Lupa