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Teresa was inspired to take up the art of weaving as a child, learning and watching the likes of her nan, Merepeka Naira King, Noelene Matenga and the late Emily Schuster (QSM, OBE) as they demonstrated – at an early age – the mastery involved with the weaving profession and she has not looked back ever since.
Apart from her own whanau, weaving and teaching others how to weave is her life. She enjoys experimenting with traditional and contemporary techniques and has travelled nationally and internationally promoting her craft.