About the Instructor
Akmal Farid is the owner and fabric curator of DZFabrics. Having run her own business for more than 6 years, she loves to share her experiences with other new entrepreneurs. She has been sewing and crafting since high school and loves how sewing has evolved along with technology. Whilst living shortly in Edinburgh, Scotland, Akmal created a range of Faceless Hijabi Dolls under the label Dzaltastic and her dolls have flown to more than 15 countries including Sweden and South Africa.
Akmal is a TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Institut Perguruan Bahasa-bahasa Antarabangsa, Malaysia. She is a former English teacher under the Ministry of Education for 4 years and a Teacher Trainer with experiences at the Selangor State level as well as with the Bahagian Buku Teks KPM.
Akmal is a certified translator by the Institut Terjemahan Buku Malaysia (ITBM) and freelances as a Virtual Assistant and Translator. She often coaches other businesses on how to manage their online business and social media presence.
When she’s not managing DZFabrics or tending to her sons, she’ll be found in her Craft Room sewing her heart out!