When I founded Alwan Salma, it was the culmination of a life-long dream. I wanted to provide a creative outlet in my hometown for like-minded individuals - a space for people to gather over their love of fabrics, patchwork, art, anything and everything creative!
I have showcased my paintings and illustrations at several exhibitions. Most of my work is displayed at the Alwan Salma studio in Beirut.
Experts in the field, many of whom I call friends, have taught classes at my studio ranging from patchwork to crochet to calligraphy and painting.
While building my career in education, I was crocheting away in my spare time, making beanies and scarves for my kids and grandchildren. I knew this was something I wanted to do full-time. Crafts make me happy and what is life but the pursuit of happiness and sharing that happiness with others?! :)
Our small business is led and run by women, sharing the love of handicrafts with the world!