SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH PHILIP HATTINGH AND HIS BIG AND COLOURFUL KITES
We go on an adventure to Cape Town where we meet Philip Hattingh to learn more about his life long passion for creating and flying big and colourful kites.
Philip, the owner of Far-Out Kites, has been making kites for over 30 years since teaching himself the art of the craft from books he found in the library. After learning to sew, he found that he could create these one of a kind pieces which have been used as decorations at various venues like the Two Oceans Aquarium and flown around the world.
Over the years, he’s expanded his services and now makes a comprehensive range of single string and two string kites, windsocks and aerial sculptures.
“My love for kite making comes from the first time I made a kite and it flew really beautifully and really high, and I felt so proud of myself because my big brothers kites weren’t able to fly and I was just able to do that,” shares Philip.
What began as a passion has since developed into a fully fledged business. Philip estimates that he’s built over 150 000 kites and aerial sculptures.
“People love kites because of the colour and movement and symbol of free-ness about it that brings out the inner child in you,” he adds
His deep love and passion for these colourful toys of the sky is helping to keep his spirit of imagination and adventure alive.