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My name is Emma. I’m a 30 something-year-old hobby sewist/artist from Wellington, New Zealand. Emma’s Atelier is my name as it reflects my artistic background, my love of design and all things French.

I was lucky to be brought up by a family which fostered creativity.  I graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Auckland – Elam School of Fine Arts. After graduation, I went on to work in the Arts as both an artist and curator. Now I work in consulting.

I am passionate about building relationships to drive outcomes for modern businesses. I have worked in a wide range of industries- the thread that connects these roles, and my other interests, is my love of connecting people and using innovation and creativity to develop solutions. Connect with me on LinkedIn here.

I love sewing one-off garments for myself and my husband Paul a web developer and co-founder/CTO of akinpersonas.com.

Community is important to me. I love to collaborate with like-minded companies and individuals. I’ve worked with Viki Sews, Drapers Fabrics, Maaidesign, Minerva, The Fine Cloth Company and Bernina New Zealand.

I hope you enjoy following my making journey! Follow me over on Instagram , Facebook and follow my blog by clicking here.

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Say hello: emma@ emmasatelierblog.com