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Job: Guy Goodfellow Collection

Job: Showroom Manager of The Guy Goodfellow Collection

The Guy Goodfellow Collection   showroom will be moving from No. 13 to No. 15 Langton Street, Chelsea, in February 2017.

The new premises will allow the Company to establish a destination showcase, where they will display their own unique collection of fabrics and wallpapers, as well as a curated selection of historic papers, plain and jacquard linens, and individual decorating accessories.

The move has provided the opportunity for a dynamic individual to make a creative contribution to developing the business.

Job description & key tasks
The position will be full-time, 9.00am to 6.00pm five days a week. In addition to managing the showroom, the role requires the successful applicant to be the receptionist for the Guy Goodfellow Architecture and Interiors business. Continue reading →

Job: Parry Murray

parry-murrayParry Murray  have an exciting new opportunity for a graduate textile designer to join their design studio on a three-month contract with a view to fill a full time position as a Textile Design Assistant.

The candidate will join a fast paced studio that designs and develops textiles for the luxury interior markets.

Parry Murray  are a studio that works closely with mills in India to produce a textile range, as well as working closely with clients to develop and support their own collections.

The role will be to support the Designers with the daily studio activities. They are looking for a candidate that has a keen interest to learn and develop their knowledge and design skills. It is important to bring enthusiasm, commitment and initiative. They  are also looking for a highly organised and methodical worker.

The starting salary is £17,500 per annum

Starting date is beginning of January but they would also be keen to have the candidate work a few days in December  if  possible

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Job: Moquette Project Curator

 

wallace-sewell-tram-loomAn opportunity has arisen for a Project Curator to work for London Transport Museum. The Project Curator is required to develop and deliver clearly defined projects within the curatorial department. Application closing date 22.11.2016

London Transport Museum (LTM) is seeking to appoint a Project Curator to develop and deliver a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded project to timetable and on budget – Celebrating Britain’s Transport Textile will uncover and share the holistic story of the commissioning, design, manufacture and use of moquette. Selected by the public as a design icon of London and used on buses and trains across the UK moquette is a durable, versatile fabric with a rich design history. The project aims to uncover, understand and share the story of every moquette made for London’s public transport.

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Project Organisation – London Transport Museum
Job – Museum & Heritage
Position Type – Full Time

Job Title: Project Curator
Salary: £28,340 – £30,500
Duration: 12 months, full time
Location: Covent Garden and the Museum Depot at Acton Town.

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 2359 hours

Image: Wallace Sewell Text London Transport Musuem

Job: Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House

 

gs_000157Gainsborough are looking for a technically minded, creative weaver who is eager to learn. As an 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  bespoke fabrics, from contemporary, geometric styles to  damasks and pearl-embroidered silks, and their willingness to support creative craftspeople in their endeavours remains a cornerstone of their offering.

The role
Gainsborough are looking to train up a new designer as part of their small design team. The designer will be working on client-led projects recreating historical fabrics or one-off bespoke designs. They will also have the opportunity to work on internal collections, both alongside colleagues and, often, external designers.

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Job: Weave Lecturer – Loughborough University

934_1398School of the Arts, English and Drama

The School of the Arts, English and Drama are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Textiles.

Textiles at Loughborough has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, with outstanding graduate prospects and good recruitment. The well-established team has a commitment to high quality teaching and the BA Textiles Innovation & Design programme has recently topped the national ranking in the Guardian League table 2017 Fashion & Textiles category, as number 1 in the UK.

The successful candidate will contribute to and enhance the research, teaching and enterprise activities of the School of Arts, English and Drama, in the area of Textiles, with particular reference to Woven Textiles Design practice, and in support of the University Strategy, Building Excellence.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Alison Yarrington by email at A.Yarrington@lboro.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 Sept 2016. This has been extended.
Interviews will be held in October 2016.

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Job: Asiatic Carpets Ltd

Koko CoralAsiatic Carpets Ltd are looking for an in – house designer to work at their London head office 4 days a week. The successful applicant will be creating designs for their own collections as well as for their clients.

This role would be suited to a Textiles Graduate with strong attention to detail, an ability to work in a broad spectrum of styles and a eye for colour. Strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills are extremely important, along with good hand drawing skills. The successful applicant will work closely with the product development team but will also need to be able to work independently.

This is a varied role and responsibilities include, but are not limited too;

Following design and trend briefs provided by a range of high street interior brands.
Creating new designs and adapting existing designs, for both the high street and the companies own collection.
Conducting research into current and future trends.
Compiling mood boards and colour stories.
Carrying out Comp Shops.

Essential skills and experience
Degree in a relevant subject, preferably textile design (Print, Weave or Surface pattern).
Creative flair and commercial approach to design.
Sensitivity to colour.
Strong CAD skills, Photoshop and Illustrator experience.
Ability to identify key trends, and interpret these in a relevant and commercial way.
Knowledge of high street interiors market.
Ability to work towards specific and varied briefs.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to successfully work as part of a team and independently.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
This is an entry level role but some relevant experience within a similar role or internship is required.
Hours of work: 9am to 5.30pm Monday-Thursday Location: London N4

Salary: Dependant on experience
To apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to justin@asiatic.co.uk

Job: Stephen Walters- now closed to applications 11.05. 2016

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

Entry Level Textile Designer to work within their creative design team producing CAD representations of their jacquard designs.

The design work is extremely varied and covers a broad range of fabrics from men’s neckwear to contemporary womenswear and furnishings.

They 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 not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

Their design team is currently made up of trained designers from a variety of disciplines such as print, surface pattern and weave. They would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in similar areas.

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Salary: Depending on experience

 

Now closed to applications 11.5.2016

Soie de Lune: Vacancy now closed to applications 22. 4. 2016

L_5233 (1)London based Soie de Lune, is a luxury textile manufacturer with its own hand-weaving workshop in in Vientiane, Laos, which has a fantastic opportunity for a paid intern at their craft base in South East Asia. They are seeking a talented and ambitious textile designer to join them for 12 months. The company collaborates with and sells to the world’s most renowned interior designers.

This post offers a unique opportunity to support Soie de Lune’s artisan fabric initiative. It’s a true hands-on designer role where, on the one side, the successful candidate will be given the means to create and on the other side, the support to learn practically how a business runs. Soie de Lune wants a talented individual to be responsible for textile design projects, taking them from conception to completion.

Soie de Lune is offering a complete package including paid travel, paid accommodation and remuneration. For more information contact vacancy closed 22.4.2016 and visit their website www.soiedelune.com to find out more about the company.

Text and image: Soie de Lune

Job: Botany Weaving

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Vacancy: Experienced Furnishing Fabric Designer – Dublin

Botany Weaving, a leading supplier of textiles to the aviation industry, is seeking to recruit an experienced designer of furnishing fabrics to work at their Headquarter offices which is situated in Dublin, Ireland.

Experience of designing Jacquard fabrics is essential and any related experience in designing furnishing fabrics would be helpful.

The position can be taken up either as a permanent position or alternatively as a contract position for one year. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a growing, progressive and highly regarded Textile Company with a leading position in supplying textiles to the aviation industry.

Excellent salary and conditions will be offered as well as coverage of moving expenses. Please submit your CV to Mr Jonathan Hackett at the following e-mail address: jhackett@botanyweaving.com

Job: Vacancy filled 1. 3. 2016

AD photosVacancy filled now

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

Textile Designer to work within their creative design team producing CAD representations of their jacquard designs.

The design work is extremely varied and covers a broad range of fabrics from men’s neckwear to contemporary womenswear and furnishings.

They  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 not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicant. Their design team is currently made up of trained designers from a variety of disciplines such as print, surface pattern and weave. They would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in similar areas.

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Salary: Depending on experience

Closing date for applications 26.02.16. Vacancy now filled 1.3.2016