From left-to-right: Shula Shavit, Suli Omer, Itamar Kastelanski, Uri Abeles (author of the 1991 kite book "Afifomania"), Eli Shavit
June 21, 2018
June 14, 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
October 9, 2017
September 5, 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 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
May 21, 2017
January 22, 2017
November 11, 2016
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