2018/19

 

Needlework Teachers-Authors-Designers-Educators-Maker Professionals

Click Here for opportunities to teach or present in our venue.  

Guest Teachers:   If you are interested in becoming a teacher or presenter at WSN, we would like to explore your curriculum and ready- to- present programs.  Affordable housing may be available, fees are negotiable on a percentage basis.

We welcome experienced credentialed American/European teachers in all forms of needlework professionals- designers - authors - educators - business & personal development coaches - in all aspects of textiles - needle arts.

Summer - Fall -  Winter Holiday Season are currently of interest.

 

 

 

Apprenticeships

 

We are currently seeking those interested in an apprenticeship that have completed or in process of completing WSN - RSN embroidery programs. 

We will also consider local residents that have skills in hand sewing, machine sewing, quilting, some embroidery.   Samples of work and a resume describing sewing background and experience is requested.

 

MASTER LINEN MAKER - APPRENTICESHIP

Currently our workrooms, through Details In Design, is offering a 2 year local apprenticeship with a basic weekly allowance while training.    Training will include 3 hours - 3 days/evenings a week in hand rolling hems for handkerchiefs, pocket squares for Men's fashion accessories.    Hand hemstitching handkerchiefs, pocket squares, table linens, and church linen.

Opportunities include a weekly allowance, once trained, commissioned work that opens up unlimited income possibilities.

MASTER LINEN MAKER - PREPARATION & PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIP

This position is open for a focused apprenticeship in layout, preparation of linens for our linen makers and embroiderers. 

Requirements include: Workroom/school related projects.  Linen Making and Preparation of work for production.  Must be a resident of Williamsburg or be willing to reside here during the apprenticeship period.  

MASTER LINEN MAKER - HAND MONOGRAMMING APPRENTICESHIP

As part of the Master Linen Maker apprenticeship, opportunities to become a Professional Embroiderer in hand monogramming is available.

This Apprenticeship is open to those training in Master Linen Making.   This is a 3 to 6 month training to obtain monogramming skills,  unlimited income possibilities, work with high end, high profile projects and clientele through Details In Design.

As a professional linen maker you will be expertly capable of  linen making for churches, other linen companies, and able to obtain work from those in related fields of hand embroidery and linen finishing.

As a certified linen maker, you will be resourced by WSN

Apprenticeship II - Master of Linen Making

This will be another 2 year program to develop your professional Linen Making into becoming a Master Linen Maker.   Program will start in 2020.

 

 

 

VOCATIONAL EMBROIDERY OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Professional Hand EmbroiderersEmbroidery opportunities include working from your own home studio.  We offer contracted embroidery work for qualified hand embroiderers in church embellishment of linen albs, altar cloths, small church linen sets, bespoke opportunities with individual clients requiring fine hand embroidery on fine linens.

 

Professional Hand Monogramming -  Monogramming opportunities include working in the design studio/workroom embroidering men's monograms for upscale bespoke shirt makers, monogramming wedding linens/handkerchiefs, church linens, bespoke interior design projects.

 

Linen Makers -   We are currently focused upon creating a workforce of master linen makers.  This would include hand finishing fine linens for Details In Design, Williamsburg Linen & Lace, and other companies that we contract with.

Requirements include: Hand Hemstitching, Hand Rolled Hems, Hand Hemming.   Must be able to spend time in our Williamsburg Workrooms - apprenticeships available. 

We are currently interested in training our linen makers to open satellite workrooms throughout the USA and would consider other UK and European locations as well..