UmmSaminI am a retired scientist, teacher and business owner. I now devote myself, full time, to my art. I have lived overseas for much of my life, in several countries, and have a strong love of travel, this influences my art to a great degree. About the only thing I like to do more than art, is teach about art.



Bardic Arts (storytelling, singing, etc.)

Bookbinding & Papermaking


Costuming – earlier period

Costuming – late period

Drawing and Painting

Embroidery and Needlework


Knitting, Crochet, Nalbinding


Tool Making

Writing (poetry, playwriting, etc.)

Wood Working & Construction

Making Yurts and Tents



Photos of artwork by Lady Umm Samin bint Asad al-Isfahaniyya.

  • Current Group: Shire of Sylvan Glen
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  • Modern Name: Sala Chapman
  • Phone Number: (Published with permission) 603.738.2121
  • Website: