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Opportunity: Graduate Weaver

For Arts Sake is part of the Orkney Creative Hub, a community enterprise that provides support for artists and creators in Orkney. They offer studio space for artists, run workshops and classes, and have an open gallery space where artists can exhibit their work.

Project Description
There is now a fantastic opportunity for a 12-month graduate placement to help re-introduce weaving on Orkney, by developing a range of workshops and promoting weaving throughout the community.

Role Description

The successful candidate will aim to revive weaving skills, ensuring the craft is retained as part of Orkney’s heritage.
Specific tasks of the placement will include:
• Weave sample cloth.
• Set up a series of regular workshops.
• Design and develop a digital marketing strategy to promote the workshops.
• Hold several events throughout Orkney to showcase weaving.
• Set up external tutor led workshops.
• Establish links with local businesses and college.
• Run tours of the facilities, linking in with the cruise ship market.
• Establish the facility as a destination for tourists.
• Review of marketing activities.
• Identify future opportunities to build on.
• Create handover document.

The graduate will be based at the Orkney Creative Hub, based in Kirkwall.
This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.
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Job: Weave Designer/Product Developer

Oscha Slings Ltd – Loanhead EH20

Oscha Slings is a small, growing business based in Loanhead, near Edinburgh. They produce  baby slings with a focus on comfort and elegance. They are an ethical company, using natural and organic yarns, existing to promote the benefits of baby carrying and child development. They are looking for a weave designer / product developer to join the friendly, fast-paced and adaptable team.

Oscha Slings are seeking a creative person with strong technical knowledge and experience. The applicant must have a detailed working knowledge of jacquard and dobby loom weave as well as yarn counts and compositions. You will work with their Mill to develop new, exciting products and be part of the Design, Sales & Marketing team, working together to develop innovative seasonal products in-line with customer needs. Continue reading →

Job: Dashing Tweeds | Cloth Manager

Dashing Tweeds – Cloth Manager

Dashing Tweeds work with the best British textile and clothing manufacturers to create products with integrity and longevity. Through their cloth collections and design studio they collaborate with the most exciting brands in the fashion industry and beyond.

With the launch of their first store on Sackville Street, and now the recent relocation to a much bigger store in Marylebone, they have opened up a contemporary arena for classic quality fabrics and have created a range of innovative tweeds, accessories and clothing for the 21st century man.

The Cloth Sales Manager will work closely with the Directors to organise and look after the tailors who currently stock the Dashing Tweeds bunches, and the aim of the role is to increase sales within this area of the business and develop this further.
Duties will include:
• Managing the tailoring database and supporting the tailors with any
queries, and tracking what types of things they are looking for
• Organising visits to the local London tailors to update their Dashing
Tweeds bunches with updated stock by Guy
• Creating and updating bunches for customers
• Organising monthly newsletters to the tailors updating them with our
current stock levels
• Seasonally organising the cloth updates for the international tailors
bunches
• With the possibility to join the team on trade trips to Milan for Milano
Unica and assist with all the swatch orders and Italian brand queries
• Liaising with the Agents in terms of updates, requests and business
strategies

Full training will be provided for all areas of the job. Continue reading →

Whitchurch Silk Mill: Trainee Weaver Required

Whitchurch Silk Mill is looking for a Trainee Weaver who is keen to learn about making silk on their Victorian machinery. As a working museum they need someone with a practical hands on approach with a genuine interest in heritage and weaving silk on tappet and dobby looms. During this one year training post the trainee will learn how to wind, warp and weave and work in this  working museum in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

The Trainee Weaver will receive

  • a full time, paid placement £18,000 pa
  • training in the operation of a Grade Two* listed Silk Mill, including winding, warping, weaving and the operation of a visitor attraction
  • time to study
  • work alongside the Senior Weaver, Mill Engineer and the Mill team
  • learn about all aspects of silk production on our historic machinery
  • develop skills, such as guiding and working in a visitor attraction

To apply, please complete the application form  and send with a covering letter to sue.tapliss@whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk by Monday 27th August 2018.

Please do not send portfolios / photographs
Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday 27th August 2018

Job: Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House

Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House are looking for a technically minded, creative weave designer who is eager to learn. As a historical weaving mill they need someone who has a genuine interest in the history of their company and in the extensive archive they have at Gainsborough.

The candidate should be intuitive and professional with an understanding of Jacquard weaving.

The Company
Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House embodies over a century of British craftsmanship. The entire production process – from design, to hand-dyeing yarns, to weaving the finished fabrics – takes place on the site they have occupied since 1924. They received the Royal Warrant from HM The Queen in 1981.

Alongside their own collections, Gainsborough has long been the textile house for any interior designer seeking beautiful bespoke fabrics, from contemporary, geometric styles to the richest of damasks and pearl-embroidered silks, and their willingness to support creative craftspeople in their endeavours, remains a cornerstone of their offering.

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Jobs: Bristol Weaving MIll

Bristol Weaving Mill

There are two jobs on offer:
Production & Sales Manager
Production Assistant

Job Role 1: Product Development and Sales Manager Start Date: June 2018
Location: Bristol, UK
Hours: Full time (9am to 6pm 40 hours per week)
Salary: TBC Depending on Experience
Bristol Weaving Mill are looking for a strong, creative and technically confident woven designer, ideally with product development and sales experience, to help them establish, nurture and maintain client relationships for The Bristol Weaving Mill through pro-active and responsive communication and design work.

Bristol Weaving Mill  work across both fashion and interiors, designing, developing and manufacturing product and fabric for a variety of outcomes. End uses include but are not limited to Ready to Wear and Couture Menswear and Womenswear, finished shawls and scarfs, interior drapery, tapestry panels, upholstery and finished interior soft accessories and product such as throws, blankets and cushions.

This job will involve working closely and strategically on sales, building upon the existing client relationships and establishing new ones. Each of their client relationships is based on offering a service catered to their individual needs, with most of their customers seeking not only the small-batch and locally managed production capabilities of the mill, but also looking to BWM to provide input and direction creatively, offering technical advice where necessary. Continue reading →

Job: Hand Weaver | 17.7.2018 Post filled

Location: Leith, Edinburgh
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Full-time contract for 12 months Start- May 2018
Closing date– 13th April 2018, 12 noon – Interviews- Early May

About the Company
Araminta Campbell Ltd is a luxury Scottish textile brand with three offerings.
Signature, an exclusive collection of one-off hand-woven fashion 
accessories made in the Edinburgh hand-weaving studio.
MINTA, a mill woven interiors range of cushions and throws.
Heritage, a bespoke service specialising in the design and manufacture of 
tweeds and tartans.

Araminta Campbell is a unique and exclusive brand with growing international audience. They are proud to represent Scottish Craftsmanship and keeping the art of hand-weaving alive.
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Job: Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd: Position filled 2.5.2018

Stephen Walters are silk weavers designing and producing fabric for international luxury brands. We have built our reputation as design leaders working exclusively with fashion houses across the world. We are recruiting for the following position to join our highly regarded design team:

Vacancy: Textile Designer

We are offering a great opportunity for a Textile Designer to join our creative team. The work is extremely varied and covers a broad range of fabrics from men’s neckwear and apparel fabrics to contemporary womenswear and furnishings.

We are looking for a designer with good artistic ability and drawing skills, a sensitivity to colour, a diversity of styles and attention to detail. An understanding of CAD systems would be beneficial, but it is not essential as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

There will be a degree of admin required within the role therefore an ability to learn company specific systems as well as understanding of Microsoft Office would be useful. Our design team is currently made up of trained designers from a variety of disciplines not only woven fabrics.

We would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in a similar field and who demonstrates excellent team working skills.

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Salary: Depending on experience
Training : Full training will be provided

Closing date for applications:The position has been filled so please no more applications

 

Opportunity: Action Through Enterprise Project | Ghana. 16.1.2018 vacancy filled

A Handweave graduate/technician, or similar is required for a three week Ghana-based project.

Action Through Enterprise  is a charity that operates in the far north of Ghana.

The charity helps local entrepreneurs set up in business by providing micro grants to enable them to buy equipment and materials to start trading.

Amongst those that the charity has assisted are a number of weavers who produce traditional fabric to the local market.

The environment of northern Ghana is particularly harsh, made more so by climate change, and as a result the local weavers are finding it increasingly difficult to sell their wares.

A private UK company ‘Milou Textiles’ has now been created to employ the local weavers and market their produce in the European marketplace.

Milou Textiles will return 25% of all profits from sales to Action Through Enterprise.

Milou are looking for a UK based weaver with good technical knowledge of hand weaving processes to help the weavers to adapt their practices from using their present rudimentary looms to using wider floor looms.

The successful applicant will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Lawra in Upper West Ghana for two to three weeks in May or June 2018. For more information please contact Jonathan Hall of Milou Textiles. Vacancy Filled 16.1.2018 – please do not send applications in.

Text & images: Milou Textiles

Job: Himatsingka Europe Ltd

Himatsingka Europe Ltd

New role: Sales & Product Development Assistant

Himatsingka Europe, Drapery & Upholstery Division
Himatsingka Europe, based in London, is the European sales and marketing office of the Himatsingka Drapery and Upholstery fabrics manufacturing facility, which is the largest of its kind in India, and a world leader for its class of products.

The operation is vertically integrated from pre-weaving yarn preparation to post-weaving finishing processes. The facility was built with a vision to produce Drapery and Upholstery products that epitomize cutting edge design and quality.

Over the years, its design and product development capabilities have paved the way to create products for the most recognized brands in the world. Continue reading →