Anne Emlein is a textile and apparel designer with a focus on the history of dress. She has a BFA in textiles from California College of the Arts and an MFA in textiles from RISD. She served as teaching faculty fellow in the Costume and Textiles department at the RISD Museum from 2010–12 and was founding director of the Textile and Fashion Design department at Maine College of Art, which she designed and implemented from 2012–16. Emlein’s primary area of expertise is the manual knitting machine where she develops analogue systems, complex manual manipulation techniques and pattern drafting for knitwear. She has exhibited fine arts and apparel work in regional and national shows and museums, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Council shows and Fuller Craft Museum, and she served as knit consultant to Jenny Sabin’s MyThread Pavilion project with Nike FlyKnit.