Anne Emlein, Chair of the Textiles & Fashion Design Program
Anne Emlein is an artist, designer, and educator with a passion for creative expression via textiles, apparel, and fashion. Earning her MFA in Textiles from RISD and her BFA in Textiles from California College of Arts and Crafts, Anne's core expertise includes teaching knitting, textiles for apparel, and fine arts textile courses. She has exhibited her knitwear, apparel, and fine arts work throughout the country. Anne maintains an in-home studio practice, adhering to traditional hand processes and employing timeless design along with a commitment to sustainable, local materials. Her knitwear enterprise is an extension of her fine arts work. Anne's professional experience includes a strong emphasis on pursuing collaborative opportunities for the sake of lifelong learning and inspiration. In addition to chairing the Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion Department at MECA, she also teaches in the Textiles Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Anne earned her MFA in Textiles from RISD and her BFA in Textiles from California College of Arts and Crafts.