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Thursday, 2 June 2022

Studio internship – applications open

Yep! You read correctly. Now I have a studio it's time to get some extra hands on deck. 

The information below should be everything you need to know before applying, but if you have any questions, drop me an email at the address below.

And please feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested. It's posted on both my Instragram and Facebook feeds for easy sharing.

The position

Internships at Stitch & Yarn are paid, short-term contracts of 2–3 days per week over an 8-week period based in West Melbourne. 

Role description

The studio intern provides day-to-day support for Stitch & Yarn textile projects including: 

  • sorting, organising and cataloguing fabric
  • deconstructing garments for upcycling
  • cutting, ironing and piecing quilts, cushions etc
  • hand-stitching binding and hanging sleeves
  • general assistance for photographic shoots
  • general studio administration.

There will also be the opportunity to undertake a design project and/or social media takeover if desired.

Skills you'll need

  • Solid sewing skills – both by hand and with a sewing machine.
  • Organisational ability, particularly for fabric sorting.
  • Superior time-management.
  • Attention to detail
  • A love of learning
  • A willingness to admit mistakes

Experience

There is no set career path we are seeking and welcome students and graduates along with older workers looking for a career change. 

How to apply

Applications are open for Q3 2022 (July–September) and Q4 2022 (October–December).

Applications close 5pm AEST 17 June 2022

To apply, please email the following to hello[at]stitchandyarn[dot]com:

  • a one-page CV as it applies to this role 
  • answers to the following questions, in 200 words or less (for each):
    • What do you hope to gain out of this internship?
    • Which textile artist/designer are you most inspired by and why? 
    • How do you incorporate environmental sustainability into your daily life?
  • four images of your sewing work as jpg files, no larger than 4MB each. Two of the images should be full project shots and the other two should be detail shots.
  • your preference for Q3 or Q4
  • your social media handles if appropriate


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