Emma’s natural creativity began at an early age and continued throughout her childhood, leading her to study graphic design and illustration after leaving school.
With Emma’s love of pattern, surface design and fabric she felt compelled to extend her studies and went on to study a further three years in fashion design and textiles, where she specialised in millinery.
In 1996 Emma’s 25 year millinery career began when she was employed by a 110 year old hat manufacturer. It was here she was given the opportunity to design for top retailers globally as well as work with well known fashion designers.
Emma also has her own label designing and crafting bespoke headwear for a private clientele.
When the Pandemic changed everyone’s perception of what was normal life Emma took the opportunity to explore further some of her creative passions, print being one of them.
With her keen interest in interior design and her background of graphics and textiles she began to develop innovative Lino prints that were inspired by nature. The result was a mix of line and shape inspired by natural form, creating beautiful graphic images and timeless prints.
Emma shares her life with her husband of 20 years, Grant and their daughters Eden and Kitty. Their home backs on to an area of natural beauty and this is a place of peace and tranquillity for Emma’s creative exploration.
Meditation and yoga are part of Emma’s daily routine and she finds this is beneficial in her artistic expression.
After spending more time at home over the past year, Emma’s love of nature, colour and enhancing beauty in space all added to inspire her debut collection of fabrics.
To establish EJ Linney as a respected, must have brand in the homewares and home furnishings sector.
To establish long term relationships with our customers through originality of design, the introduction of new prints regularly, high quality manufacturing and attentive and genuine customer service.
To make life as easy as possible for our customers when selecting and ordering your fabrics through our B2B website.