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Job: The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd. Production Assistant Maternity Cover Role

Role to commence in June/July 2024 under a 1 year fixed-term contract, 35 hours per week.

Salary £21,000 per annum.

The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd are looking for an organised and proactive weaving mill Production Assistant with advanced knowledge of woven textiles, and meticulous attention to detail. Reporting directly to the Production Manager this role requires a confident and skilled hand-weaver with an interest in industrial manufacturing and sustainable textiles. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and hard-working, able to follow instruction and work well in a dynamic small team. Experience working with industrial machinery is desirable but not essential.

 Production Assistant Maternity Cover Job Role Description:

Organisation and Logistics:

  • Assisting the Production Manager with procurement by monitoring the status of deliveries.
  • Communicating with cut-and-sew subcontractors handing over technical direction.
  • Preparing finishing sheets, Quality Control management and recording.
  • Assisting the Production Manager with logistics.
  • Packing and distribution of fabric rolls, yarn and products in line with project timescales.
  • Assisting with organization of stock and annual stock checks.
  • Archiving of finished projects including technical files and samples.
  • General housekeeping – regular tidying, keeping space organised and manageable.

Technical and Weaving:

  • Assisting the Production Manager with the creation and organisation of CAD files and weave tickets for in-house and outsourced production designs.
  • Under the direction of the Production Manager and Product Development team, working on hand-woven samples ready for industrial application.
  • Hand-weaving of production lengths and products, ensuring targets are met.
  • Setting up of weaving looms from warp winding to threading and reeding.
  • Checking and mending loom-state fabric.
  • General maintenance and upkeep of hand-weaving looms.
  • Cut-and-sew processes including sewing labels and cutting blankets and scarfs.

In-house Industrial Operations:

  • With the support of the Production Manager, working on the general set-up and operation of in-house industrial loom.
  • Creating, checking through and assembling punch-cards for industrial weaving loom.
  • Assisting with the organization of warps for the in-house industrial weaving loom.

Training is provided for operation of in-house looms and CAD software, but a thorough understanding of hand-weaving and woven construction, and previous experience with some weaving software is essential for the role.

To apply please email your CV together with a covering letter and your digital portfolio of weaving to juliet@bristolweavingmill.co.uk by 6pm on Friday 5th April 2024.

Opportunity: Whitchurch Silk Mill | Trainee Weaver

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:
Full time, paid placement
£19,000 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 Weaver Tacklers, 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 send a CV and a covering email letter to Sue Tapliss (click on name for address) by Monday 4th September 2023.

Please do not send portfolios / photographs
Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday 4th September 2023

With thanks to Whitchurch Silk Mill for text and image

 

Job: Account Manager | David Walters

David Walters design and weave exceptional furnishing fabrics for internationally renowned wholesale collections. Set in the heart of rural Suffolk, we combine over 300 years of jacquard weaving expertise with today’s technological advances in responsible manufacturing. They have an exciting opportunity to join our sales team as an Account Manager.

With a shared passion for creating beautiful textiles, an Account Manager at David Walters works in close collaboration with their customers to translate their ideas into exclusive fabrics.

The purpose of the role is to generate profitable, sustainable revenue by identifying and evaluating new business; setting a clear strategy to win that business and delivering to plan.

You will join a lively sales team and can combine your creativity and commercial understanding of the furnishing market to add real value to an already established brand and product. There is a strong focus on creativity and design as well as building sustainable relationships with customers. You will be working in a supportive environment with a real emphasis on shared values.

Who David Walters are looking for:
A dynamic, driven and market focused person that is self-motivated, highly organised that understands the value of luxury products.
A team player who enjoys contributing to improvements and innovation, with an affinity for colour and design.
Someone who enjoys developing new business and can plan strategically.
Someone with a proven track record of sales into luxury markets or has had experience of guiding clients through a creative product development process.

The role
A customer facing role, managing, maintaining, and developing relationships with key accounts and developing new business.
Delivering an agreed sales revenue target individually and as part of a team.
Identifying opportunities, mitigating risks and continuously evaluating and reforming the plan to deliver new business.
Developing woven fabrics that are in line with their capabilities and are appropriate for the furnishings market by setting, agreeing and managing customer expectations.
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Job: Account Manager (Interior Textiles) | Humphries Weaving

Humphries Weaving are searching for an Account Manager to join them to:

– Project manage the fabric design development process with their clients.
– Be part of an ambitious and established team with a rich heritage spanning 50 years.
– Share their pride in delivering nationally and internationally renowned fabrics for prestigious decorative schemes      and historic restorations.
– Be part of a supportive working environment with a real emphasis on shared values, a competitive salary and           benefits, including an excellent pension and profit share scheme.

Humphries Weaving are looking for the following qualities:
– A lively, motivated,self-starter who has a passion for creating and delivering beautiful fabrics.
– Someone who enjoys nurturing exceptional relationships with distinguished clients.
– Organised and energised by managing numerous concepts and projects concurrently from inception, through   development and manufacturing to delivery.
– A sensitivity to colour, texture and an appreciation of contemporary creative design and historic decorative arts.
– Aptitude of a good team player, providing positive contributions to the team and supporting others.
– Someone who proactively considers innovation and improvement activity as part of their daily approach

The role
– This is a creatively driven role, generating inspirational fabrics from client briefs; through design decisions, yarns combinations, sophisticated colouring and inspiring presentation of developments.
– Whether contemporary or historic recreation, understanding the project scope and context, to make appropriate   recommendations and guide the client through the development and decision-making process.
– Ability to create and implement an active development plan to maximise market and geographical opportunities   and promote their capabilities.
– Contribute towards team ambitions around marketing, sustainability and innovation.
– Engagement with a variety of teams, including graphic and technical design, supply chain, dyehouse, operations,   production and administration.
– Representing Humphries Weaving within the market, at industry events and networking opportunities. Continue reading →

Job: Support Technician – Weave | Central Saint Martins | University of the Arts London

Role:Weave Support Technician – Term time only (0.79). Permanent post
Where: Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London, King’s Cross, London UK
Salary: £29,851 – £36,377 pro-rata (£23,582.29 – £28,737.83 per annum)

Imagine adding your skills to one of the foremost Textile Courses in the world? Working in the  building at King’s Cross, you will support the learning and development of an exceptionally talented, diverse collection of Textiles Design students. Expect traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques and a variety of learning approaches and backgrounds. There will be flashes of inspiration, some real genius at work, and exciting project deadlines all wrapped up in a creative, often hectic, fun environment.

This role provides a wonderful opportunity to work in the higher education sector, supporting an academic environment with technical skills and knowledge. Working within the college technical team and alongside academics, the role will be instrumental in developing and improving the students’ ability to successfully understand and challenge the world around them. You will help students develop new and advanced skills in the area of weave. This will include all aspects of design of warps, setting up a variety of looms, weaving, finishing, and professional practice within the workshop. A sound knowledge of yarn, weave structures and weaving is essential, as is the ability to explain technical information clearly.

You will be expected to maintain the weave studio and specialist equipment, including first line maintenance, designing and delivering student inductions, prepping materials, assisting with ordering and selling stock, setting up table, dobby and TC2 jacquard looms, and encouraging safe studio practice across the learning environment. You will also be expected to support CAD jacquard programmes within the workshop.
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Job: Kirsty McDougall Textile Design

Kirsty McDougall Textile Design  are looking for a Woven Textile Designer to join their Hastings based studio. The role will work across Kirsty McDougall Textile Design, ReWeave, Bide Rugs and Homewares.

Salary will be based on experience and days per week. It will initially be a 3or 4 day position with the potential to increase to 5 days.

Experience in woven textile employment is desirable but recent graduates will be considered.

A start date mid May 2022 is desirable but can be negotiated.

Skills required for this post are:

  • Excellent woven textile design skills covering a diverse range of qualities and styles
  • Excellent use of colour, material and structure
  • Experience in jacquard weaving and Pointcarre software
  • Experience in textile sales
  • Skilled in photoshop, illustrator and in digital design
  • Excellent organisational skills

Job Role:

  • Designing woven dobby and jacquard textiles for studio portfolio
  • Producing market and trend research
  • Setting up and maintaining looms
  • Working with and managing client accounts
  • Undertaking sales trips to the US and Europe
  • Developing research and textiles for ReWeave
  • Developing rug designs for Bide
  • Production hand weaving of meterage and products
  • Managing undergraduate interns
  • Working on community workshops/ teachingPlease email kirsty@kirstymcdougall.co.uk with a CV and portfolio by 25/04/22

Job: The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd. Production Assistant Role

The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd. Production Assistant Role
Full time role 35 hours per week to commence in February 2022
Salary £18,000 per annum

The Bristol Weaving Mill  (BWM) are looking for an organised and proactive weaving mill Production Assistant with advanced knowledge of woven textiles, and meticulous attention to detail. Reporting directly to the Production Manager this role requires a confident and skilled hand-weaver with an interest in industrial manufacturing and sustainable textiles. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and hard-working, able to follow instruction and work well in a dynamic small team.

Bristol Weaving Mill work across both fashion and interiors, designing, developing and manufacturing woven products and fabric for a variety of outcomes. End uses include but are not limited to, Ready to Wear and Couture Menswear and Womenswear fabrics, finished shawls and scarfs, interior drapery, tapestry panels, upholstery fabric and finished interior soft accessories and products such as throws, blankets and cushions. From their largest commercial client to their smallest personal project, each of their client relationships is based on offering a service catered to their individual needs. Continue reading →

Job: The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd. Sales & Design Manager | Maternity Cover Role

The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd. Sales & Design Manager | Maternity Cover Role

Role to commence in March 2022 under a fixed-term contract, 35 hours per week.

Salary £21,000 per annum.

The Bristol Weaving Mill (BWM)  are looking for a creative and technically confident woven textile designer with product development and sales experience, and the ability to manage project timelines with meticulous attention to detail. The successful applicant will work to nurture and maintain client relationships through pro-active and responsive communication and design work. This role involves overseeing and managing sales, design, and manufacturing schedules for new and on-going projects.

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

From their largest commercial client to their smallest personal project, each of their client relationships is based on offering a service catered to their individual needs. Most of BWM customers seek not only the small-batch and locally managed production capabilities of the mill but are also looking to BWM to provide input and direction creatively, offering technical advice where necessary.

This job will involve working closely and strategically on sales, building upon the existing client relationships and establishing new ones. In particular, the role will involve management of key client accounts and overseeing commercial design and manufacturing of finished woven products for home interiors.

The successful applicant will need to be an excellent communicator and extremely organised with impeccable attention to detail and quality. As a designer, the ability to assume the aesthetic identity of a wide range of clients is essential. They should be able to handle multiple projects at once, while maintaining excellent communication with customers and colleagues. The ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as in a team is essential. Continue reading →

Job: Assistant Professor with a Focus on Weaving | Rhode Island School of Design. USA

The Department of Textiles in the Division of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on weaving to begin fall 2022.

The Textile Department seeks candidates with an extensive understanding of woven structure and its potential for two and three-dimensional work who can teach a range of courses in the weaving area including hand and digital weaving technologies. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in their field and professional work that shows a high level of proficiency, commitment to the ongoing evolution of the textile field, and active engagement with contemporary art and culture. The ideal candidate will support students interested in pursuing weaving for fine arts work, as well as fashion and interior/architectural applications. Candidates whose creative practice and/or teaching centers on works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities will be prioritized.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD has a critical review process, which is very similar to the tenure process. For more information about RISD

One of RISD’s founding departments, the internationally renowned Textile program instructs students in the concept, method and practice of textile art and design. The department has approximately 100 undergraduate and 12 graduate students, 4 full time and 12 -15 part-time faculty offering a two-year MFA degree and a four-year BFA degree. The curriculum hones artistic identity through visual and material research built upon a foundation of strong technical skills, and emphasizes a thorough understanding and integration of process, structure, material and technique. The faculty support the development of students as artists and designers who energize the field through personal vision and understanding of the larger artistic, cultural and social contexts of the discipline. The department is committed to anti-racist pedagogy and curriculum and is working towards realizing this with the RISD Textile Department Anti-Racist Commitment and Plan of Action. Continue reading →

Job Opportunity: Dash + Miller | Studio Manager and Woven Designer Maternity Cover Role

Dash + Miller studio regularly works with trend agencies, fashion houses, fabric manufacturers, sportswear brands, automotive companies, lifestyle brands, editors and contract suppliers to inform and inspire the creation of beautiful fabrics. Their hand-crafted approach to industrial design combines with their breadth of experience to provide relevant and unique design-work.

The Maternity Cover Role is to commence in November 2021 under a part-time fixed-term contract (24 per week). Salary £20,000 pro-rata

They are looking for a creative, innovative and technically confident woven textile designer with meticulous attention to detail, and experience in both handloom weaving and CAD design. As a Woven Designer, the successful applicant will work closely with clients and other members of the team to deliver projects within tight timescales. The ability to assume the aesthetic identity of both the studio and a wide range of clients is essential. The candidate should be able to handle multiple client projects at once, while also contributing to their internal R&D projects and portfolio of designs.

As Studio Manager, this role requires excellent organisation and communication skills to oversee the smooth day to day running of the studio. Multitasking, maintaining existing systems and introducing new ones where necessary, the successful candidate will be able to effectively plan and prioritise. The ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as in a team is essential.

A thorough grasp of the technical elements of weaving and woven fabrics is needed to support the design and administrative elements of this role. These skills are vital for accurate, relevant sample development as well as enabling clear communication with clients, suppliers, and subcontractors. A real passion for hand-weaving and woven design is essential for this opportunity to contribute to a small, but growing creative business.
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