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I come from a long line of weavers. I’m of Maori de­scent and my grand­mother and great-grand­mother on both sides were weavers.

WEAV­ING IS THERAPEUTIC: I put on nice mu­sic, make a cof­fee or pour a glass of wine and weave away with­out even real­is­ing the time is pass­ing. It’s like cre­at­ing a Bud­dhist man­dala – it makes your mind go else­where.

WHEN I’M OUT AND ABOUT: I find feath­ers and shells. They’re al­ways dif­fer­ent, so us­ing them gives my weav­ing a bespoke look.

I USE: Noth­ing acrylic. I like linen, wool, jute, bam­boo fab­ric – some­times I use strips of ma­te­rial which gives a lovely jagged edge. Each one takes from eight to 12 hours.

MY WORKS LOOK GREAT: In all kinds of dif­fer­ent rooms. But I es­pe­cially love them in bed­rooms, be­cause they’ve got a cosy feel. See more at be­spokeweav­ing.com

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