Embroidery Event Staff

Hawthorne & Heaney are looking for freelance machine embroiderers for immediate start for our POP-UP EVENTS and in house work for the busy Christmas period.

This will usually involve monogram embroidering on exisiting garments, live on the shop floor for customers to interact with and observe the process. The sucessful candidate will be operating one of our intergrated CAD machines so experience of computerised Brother embroidery machine would be great.

We are looking for someone who can offer us:
– Brother machine and CAD experience 
– Commercial Retail experience
– Confidence framing up existing garments for positioning
– Flexible timings

– Initiative- Confident working on your own


Please email with your CV and digital portfolio  for consideration

Hand Embroidery Tutor

Our sister company, The London Embroidery School is looking for a new embroidery tutor to join the team. We would like an experienced embroidery tutor who is used to teaching groups of up to 10 people as well as one on one. Techniques to be taught include tambour, goldwork, needle lace and silk flower making as well as your own specialism are welcome.

Classes are usually held in our Studio during Wednesday/ Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm, some week days for which you would need to be available. There are also occasional Saturday classes in our central London premises but this is only once in a while.

If this sounds like it might be you then please fill out an application below:

For applications, please email your CV and any other relevant materials (digital portfolio) to us at and fill out the form attached to this link.



Accoutrement Hand / Sample Machinist 

 This work would be on a Freelance basis / ad-hock and on site in the Hawthorne & Heaney Studio initially.
We are looking for  a machinist with experience working with heavy fabrics and on unusual projects.  If you this this is a position you may be interested in please get in touch.
Please email with your CV and images of appropriate work.

Internship / Studio Work Placement

Hawthorne & Heaney is currently looking for an embroidery intern to join us either for an immediate start or from April 2019 onwards.

We are looking for a current undergraduate fashion/textiles/costume student to join us in the studio for an approx 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
  • Must be on an appropriate current undergraduate course (fashion, textiles, embroidery, costume or similar)

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. 

Please see government guidelines below to asses whether you are eligible,

  • students working as a required part of a UK-based further or higher education course.

Hours are full time, Monday – Friday 9-5pm.

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