Machine embroidery Technician

We are excited to be looking for a friendly outgoing person to join our small team in Central London.  The position will mainly focus on machine embroidery design and production, but will also have the opportunity to expand and develop your skills in other areas when opportunities become available.  The main job role includes –

Machine embroidery digitizing (Wilcom)

Operating embroidery machine

Finishing and quality control

Machine embroidery outsourcing (for larger orders)

Quality control

Keeping a time record for management

Taking embroidery enquiries and orders, both over the phone and in person. (client facing)

Answering the phone in the office.

Opportunities to develop this role into a full time position include helping us run our successful school and shop and assisting with our associated social media.

To apply this position please email with your CV and cover letter.


Hand Embroidery Apprentice

We are very excited to be looking for a full time member of the team to learn the ropes at Hawthorne & Heaney within the hand embroidery department.  With a very skilled master, this apprenticeship role is very unique.  We are looking for a hard working and dedicated candidate who is serious about making hand embroidery their future career.

To apply this position please email with your CV and cover letter.


Internship / Studio Work Placement

Hawthorne & Heaney is currently looking for an embroidery intern to join us for an immediate start.

We are looking for a current undergraduate fashion/textiles/costume student to join us in the studio for a 2-3 month internship. Duties will include machine and hand sewing, general administration, maintenance of the social media sites, research, assisting with embroidery preparation for both the staff and for the School and errands. Time is also set aside from duties to develop your own embroidery skills during your internship. Applicants must be hard working, versatile, enthusiastic, professional, responsible and able work well in a small team. Attention to detail is a must along with patience as nothing in embroidery is particularly quick.

Specific Needs

  • Sewing skills are essential, and a proficiency in both hand and machine sewing would be ideal.
  • Computer knowledge of both MAC and PC, ideally with an understanding of adobe programs and G drive
  • Trend aware
  • Looking to gain experience in a live studio in the embroidery sector
  • Must be a current undergraduate student of a fashion/textiles related course
  • Able to travel into London every day

This internship is unpaid and should be taken in addition to a current undergraduate course, we are therefore unable to accept non students for this position. Hours are full time, Monday – Friday 9-5pm.

If you would be interested in furthering your studies please fill out this form.