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Needle Rock is recruiting!

Needle Rock is recruiting! We are looking for a highly motivated upholstery craft and sewing machine assistant. If you love making things and are interested in fabrics and design; see what this job placement can offer you.

Ideally you will have used a sewing machine before. But, if you haven’t and are keen to learn, full training will be given. You will learn to use a variety of industrial sewing machines, as well as hand sewing with invisible stitches. You will learn the correct way to orientate and cut fabric, make piping, sew cushions, attach zips, and much, much, more. Check out the Galleries page to see a selection of the pieces we’ve repaired and restored to date.

Restoring the woodwork
Fabric swatches
Designer fabric
Zebra fabric
Designer fabric

The role is funded by Welsh Government through the Kickstart Scheme. It is open to 18 – 24 year olds in receipt of Universal Credit. It is based in Llanrhystud, a small village 8 miles south of Aberystwyth. The placement is for 25 hours per week, for a 6 month period. For the right candidate, there will be the possibility to progress onto an upholstery apprenticeship.

Ideally you will have your own transport, and although buses are feasible, you must be punctual. During the placement you’ll also receive statutory training in core skills, including personal development, time management, English, Maths and Literacy etc. delivered by Cambrian Training.

This is a life-changing opportunity

It could be the start of your career as a Professional Upholsterer. After an apprenticeship, you will be qualified to find employment with other upholstery companies or even work for yourself.

Meet the boss

Contact Careers Wales or Job Centre here to apply.

Tell us why you are the right person for this job placement and how this opportunity fits in with your career dreams. To discuss the role in more detail contact or ring Ali on 07534 216297.

A nursing chair is a chair that’s comfortable when nursing an infant. In Victorian times the nursing chair was a low seated partially upholstered chair. Nursing included caring for children as well as breastfeeding. The low seat of the chair allowed the mother, who would have been wearing a stiff corset, to interact with small children without bending over. This chair form was particularly popular in England and found primarily in upper class homes. Nursing Chair. The types of wood most frequently used were oak, rosewood or walnut. The seat was often sprung and could be button decorated or adorned with a circumferential braid or pair of braids. The chair legs were frequently of a cabriole style or a straight-legged spindle design. Needle Rock upholstery repair refurbish new vintage period piece.

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