December 31, 2018

Picasso Meets Sewing Machine Artists - Fanø 2018

kite.builders has an article about our Fanø Kitemakers Workshop.
"...Meanwhile, the men tried the sewing machines. Eli and Shula Shavit from Israel taught the "Tessellating Pinwheels Ohashi Sail Design" in their workshop as part of the Fanø Kitemakers. That sounds complicated and it is - until you know how it works. 17 participants participated in the workshop at the Fanø school, where six kites were completed at the workshop and the remaining kites completed at home."

More photos from the workshop can be seen here.



December 30, 2018

Thing 1 and Thing 2 - 2018

Flying Saucers - diameter is ~ 1.9 m

The kites are inspired by Jim Rawlands'  FLYING SAUCER kite 
which is based on a design by Jacques Zanni published in Le Lucane







December 29, 2018

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