Tonite I attended the 2nd meeting of Kuwait Textile Arts Association held at The Sadu House.
Our presenter for the evening was Dr. Ali Saleh Al Najadah who spoke about Sadu Looms: The Untold Stories.
Sadu weaving is traditionally done on a floor loom, but in 1997, Dr. Al Najadah designed the vertical loom so that weaving could be done in a much more comfortable position.
These are Inkle and Primed looms.
Dr. Al Najadah designed a smaller version of the Inkle loom that is easily transported. He said he made it just the right size to carry on an airplane. It can be placed on his lap and he is able to weave to pass the time. Of course, he draws much attention when he is seen doing that.
A sample weaving made on the Inkle loom.
Weaving workshops will be starting in a couple of weeks, but unfortunately, they are held weekday mornings and I will be working.
I hope everyone is having a productive and pleasant Tuesday. Friendship blessings, Tammy