Billawra Story

Lubna discovered her unique ability to make handicrafts while staying at home during the Corona pandemic. She began her journey by embroidering a face mask with the Brazilian embroidery technique. After this, she watched instructional videos on YouTube and borrowed embroidery fabrics from her mother to create several wall hangings based on the drawings she learned from the videos. Lubna then attempted to make handicrafts with crochet, purchasing the supplies she required from downtown and drawing inspiration from YouTube videos.

During the summer, she planned to teach the girls in her family a course in which she would share her skills and experience. So she met with them once a week to show them the handicraft techniques she had learned. After that, she began training at women's centers and selling her items in bazaars. She even opened her page on social media to promote its products. With the arrival of colder weather, Lubna began weaving warm woolen threads into scarves, hats, and other winter items.
In other words, Lubna creates a wide range of arts and crafts using various types of wood, kilim fabric, macramé threads, and other materials. And it takes one to two hours to create these works, in which she engraves wood using lasers and uses kilim and macramé threads to make various forms of crochet.

Lubna faces numerous challenges while working on her crafts. Finding the right wood and then drilling it are both expensive processes. Furthermore, it is difficult to find threads for weaving in similar colors and shades, and financial constraints make purchasing in sufficient quantities difficult at times.

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An Exciting Journey into the World of Handicrafts