I was born with the name “Gonit”, in Hebrew, a name that means shades of color. Since my Childhood the secrets of natural dyeing have fascinated me.
Over the years Gonit Handweaving have been exploring the secrets of natural dyeing, being attentive to the plants that surrounds us, experiencing the magic and power of nature through the changes of season.
I made my home in Yodfat, in the heart of the Galilee. The ancient city of Yodfat was a major weaving center in Israel 2,000 years ago, and one can still find loom weights scattered around, as a reminder of their busy lives.
My weaving is inspired by the ancient techniques prevalent in our country, including weaving on a warp-weights looms, ground looms, and tablet weaving, which I’m investigating and developing.
In Yodfat I’ve established an active center for weaving, spinning and natural dyeing, and I teach in its magic expanse and throughout the Galilee. As part of this initiative, Arab and Jewish women weave together an island of peace.
I believe that the thread spun across scenic Galilee connects the past and the present, beckons us to recreate the rich cultural mosaic that makes up our region.