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My name is Emma. I’m a 30 something-year-old hobby sewist 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 bought up by a family which fostered creativity. I graduated with a masters 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 a corporate role.

I’ve always had a passion for design, print, colour and textiles. I love sewing one-off garments for myself and my husband Paul who is a co-founder and CTO of akinpersonas.com.

Community is important to me. I love to collaborate with like-minded companies and individuals. I’ve worked with a number of companies including Drapers Fabrics, Maaidesign, Minerva and Bernina New Zealand.

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

Say hello: emma@ paulandemma.co.nz