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As a little girl Therese was taught to sew by her primary school teacher.

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Semi-retired Tutor
East Sussex

Her first make was a gingham apron which ignited a love for sewing that she’s carried with her throughout her life.

Therese trained as a primary school teacher in England but her family relocated to Abu Dhabi where they spent nine years. After 40 years she has retired from teaching, but now tutors privately.

Therese is an advocate of reduce, reuse, recycle; she upcycles clothes for her grandchildren and updates her own clothes instead of buying new.

If she does create a new outfit it will be made from a natural fabric and most likely in a floral print.

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