Gill Bloom of Skyblooms
I have been making kites and banners all my adult life - I
by making straightforward kites with no appliqué to supply to the two
kite shops in London,
then graduated to simple graphics and then to
appliqué and tie dyeing, which I have been doing for over 20 years.
Nature is my main inspiration but I have been know to break the mould!
Apart from nature, I would say that the main inspiration are Japanese
woodblock prints which are wonders of composition.
Due to the way I
create and design, each skin individually dyed - some several times
and then appliquéd each kite is one of a kind and cannot be
My other passion is gardening and flowers, so there are
usually flowers somewhere on the design!
Gill has made up some special kites
Windswept Kites as well as some of her fabulous windsocks
These are 24" kites that each come woth a matching ripstop fuzzy tail
to keep them stable, and a wooden dowel frame.
hand dyes her fabric, then appliques many many layers of it to get the
detail that she is dreaming of.
enhance the detail and visual texture of the flowers.
to see details of
the Iris kite, that shows the great work that Gill does!
|These are all
one-of-a-kind and a great deal at only $55 for a
There is only one of each kite available, let us know which one you
The latest round of squares are gone....Please send an email for
So the detail that Gill adds to her kites she also adds to the
windsocks she makes!
This is the best classicly whimsical-to-any-kiteflyer Flying Pig
shipped to the U.S.