Begin a joyful practice.

Leland making a kite.

When researching the history of kites, I learned they were revered in the East as vehicles for sending blessings and well-wishes into the sky. Monks were known to travel with kites to bless farmers fields. In light of this history, I feel kites deserve a rediscovery in our Western culture as a simple, yet profound tool, for getting us outdoors, and as a catalyst for lifting our spirits.

After searching and procuring the most responsibly manufactured materials, as well as working tirelessly to make a great flying kite, we are pleased to share Little Cloud natural kites with you.

We hope our kites will embolden you to begin the practice of becoming attentive to the wind. May you find the parks, fields and beaches near you, that will allow you to commune with the sky, connecting heaven and earth.

Leland Wong-Daugherty

Our Team 


Laura Chenoweth
Our sails are made from an organic cotton fabric originating from India, sourced through the very capable Laura Chenoweth of Halifax. Tightly woven cotton was used in Western kites long before the current use of ripstop nylon. Cotton has a subtle fluttering sound in the wind, unlike the "chip-bag-in-flight" that nylon fabric can make.



Robery Milheron
The rugged 'Mlheron' hardwood spools for our kite string were prototyped on a lathe by my wonderful, capable neighbor Robert Milheron. As a carpenter, he can build a house from scratch, but finds time to help us, thank goodness. The string on every spool is a lovely hemp cord.