Saturday Manager Vacancy


We’re hiring! Sadly, our lovely Saturday Manager Raquel is leaving us this spring and we are now on the look out for a replacement. She has been with us since October 2015 and has made a big impact on our weekend customers and we’re very sad to see her go, but with all things in life, we must move on and this means we are now looking to find the next member of the Emporia gang. If you are a big sewing fan, are free on Saturdays and would love to work with us, then read on …

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Since Raquel joined us over two years ago we have expanded our shop quite significantly; we had only just moved into the new premises in Park Mall in July 2015, and now we’ve been here for two and half years and are well and truly settled in. Back then we only had cottons and a few jerseys, and now we stock an even wider range of cottons, poplins, lawn, jersey, felt, velvet, wool, organza, chiffon, sequins, lace, fur, brushed cotton, canvas, net and oil cloth. We also introduced the Brother sewing machines in January 2017 and are now selling sewing, embroidery and overlocker machines. Clair has been super busy over the last two years designing patterns, so we now have ten Emporia patterns alongside our other independent dress patterns. And we have a much larger selection of wools and knitting too. So things have changed a great deal since the old days of the tiny shop!

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Now we are looking for a seriously passionate sewist who would love to join our team; if you are free on Saturdays (and some Sundays), keen to showcase your amazing customer service and would love to get involved with helping out with our patterns, then head to the vacancy page and see how you can join our gang!

Application forms are available from the shop – the closing date for the Saturday Manager job is Saturday 17th March 2018.



We’re Recruiting!


In a couple of weeks we are waving goodbye to our lovely Saturday girl Olivia who is off to university in Lincoln to study Art, and what with us having moved to our super duper big shop back in July, we’ve decided we need more staff to help us run the place. So as of right now, we are officially recruiting two new members of staff.

If you’ve ever fancied working with us, spending the day dealing with all our beautiful fabrics and wools, then now is your chance! We’ve just opened the application process on two separate permanent roles – a part-time sales assistant and a Saturday position – so if you or someone you know thinks they’ve got what it takes, send them our way soon.

For both positions we’re looking for someone who is passionate about craft, is either a keen sewer or wants to learn, has buckets of enthusiasm for selling our gorgeous fabrics and fits in well with the team. Whether you’ve worked in a shop before or not, if you’d love the opportunity of helping our customers choose fabrics, wool and haberdashery; want to join us in being really excited to see a big box of new season prints arrive; or find just the right crafty gift for a frazzled shopper, then we wat to hear from you. We’ve got a whole load more information about the roles up on the (new!) Vacancies page, so pop over there and take a look to see if you fit the bill.

Both positions are due to commence as soon as possible, and the closing date for the applications ends on Wednesday 16th September 2015.