A fantastic article (in Hebrew) about the history of the Hebrew word for kite and multiple alternative proposals that never caught on.
October 5, 2019
September 9, 2019
December 31, 2018
"...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
December 29, 2018
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)