WHAT'S NEW IN OUR ATELIER?
February & March 2023
SEWING WORKHSOPS preparations started
The beginning of 2023 promises to be very exciting. Alicja will be running a kite workshop in Finland in February, and 2 workshops in the USA are lined up for March! Although these events are still a few months away, we are already updating and creating handbooks, preparing materials and making travel plans. Once the participants have chosen their kites and colors, the intense work of preparing the workshop kits will begin. We will keep you updated!
Click images below to get more information about USA events.
More about sewing workshops here.
LOTUS HEXAGON kite train ready to fly!
The design of this kite envisioned that by overlapping layers of fabric, when the sun shines through the kite, an interesting visual sparkle effect would be created.
The end result exceeded our expectations!
More about Lotus Hexagon project coming soon.
International Dieppe Kite Festival, September 2022
The Earth in the spotlight. UPCYCLING PROJECT
In 2018 Alicja received a used paraglider wing from Tomek and Iza, with the intention of transforming it into kites. Two years later "The Earth in the spotlight" theme of Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe became a perfect opportunity to bring this upcycling project into life. The 2020 festival, as well as the project, has been postponed due to pandemic. This year, a week before the event in Dieppe, we finally finalised it. The maiden flight took place during the festival.
We strongly believe that minimal resources unleash creativity potential. After 80 hours of work, we have built 51 kites, and we could build at least 100 more from the recovered materials.
Work, effort, time, and a bit of talent are the key.
More about upcycling projects here.
Kites for Ukraine
When Russia brutally attacked Ukraine, we felt the need to do something symbolic to show our solidarity with our friends in Ukraine. Together with Karolina and Filip, who had never built kites before, within 3 hours we created a chain of 27 diamond kites and flew them by the Waal river in Nijmegen.
More about this project here. Photo: Filip Placzek.