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Job: Trainee Sales and Design Assistant

Weaveshed ImageThe Humphries Weaving Company Ltd.

Humphries Weaving is a leading British manufacturer of custom Jacquard fabrics, gaining an international reputation in weaving fine furnishings. With a varied portfolio of works they undertake client led projects for prestigious historical restorations, alongside the high end decorator market. They are looking to recruit a Trainee Sales and Design Assistant to join their team.

The successful candidate will have a degree in woven textile design or have relevant experience in the field. With a professional attitude, the candidate must be able to confidently communicate with colleagues and clients alike. Applicants must have a valid full driving license for client visits. A proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite is desired to carry out office based administration duties. Knowledge of WordPress and social media or a willingness to learn would be an advantage.

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

Please send your CV and covering letter to FAO J. Newman.

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Applications to be received by Friday 22nd January 2016

Job: Weave Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Kathryn TourleLecturer/Senior Lecturer in Textiles (Woven)

School of Crafts and Design

Location: Farnham
Salary: £13,430 – £18,566 per annum
Part Time Post: 14.50 hours per week (2 days)
Closing Date: Sunday 03 January 2016
Interview Date: Friday 15 January 2016
Reference: 15-SURR042-0758-1

The School of Crafts and Design at the University for the Creative Arts has a well established reputation for developing talented and creative graduates capable of working at all levels in the textile industry.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at their Farnham campus for a 0.4 Lecturer in Textiles Weave. Their course celebrates all that is rich in textile history, design and making skills. They are acclaimed for their high end craftsmanship, with a new Course Leader and HOS, their vision is to explore new terrain and push boundaries, to stretch their skills and traditions beyond what it is thought possible.

They are looking to appoint an inspirational lecturer who has a deep understanding and experience of teaching Textiles in a HE Environment, including teaching a range of craft and design practices. A deep understanding of specialist dye processes on a variety of yarn/materials and crucially teaching a range of diverse specialist woven techniques, to create traditional high quality weaving, alongside an understanding for more experimental woven structures.

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Job: Lecturer in Weave – Maternity Cover

Weave Workshop_GSAThe Glasgow School of Art

Title: Lecturer in Weave Vacancy

Description: Fashion and Textiles (0.6FTE) Grade 7 £36,672 – £46,414 per annum pro rata Fixed Term contract until Oct 2016 (Maternity Cover)

Details An exciting opportunity has arisen within their Department of Fashion and Textiles for a Lecturer in Weave within the School of Design. You will provide a challenging and supportive learning experience for students on the Textile Design programme, providing world-class teaching and contributing to the academic development of the School of Design within the overall context and vision of the Glasgow School of Art.

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RailReed: Adjustable warp density

Juula_Pardi_RailReed_5_modulesRailReed is a new reed invention which can adjust warp density and fabric width while weaving and an alternative to open reed and fan reed, which both have pros and cons in manipulating threads while weaving.

Textile artist and Educator Kadi Pajupuu has invented and built a new type of reed. It consists of sliding modules which lets the weaver adjust the density of warps while weaving and even dramatically change the width of fabric from narrow to wide and back. The reed can be easily attached to a beater.

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