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Textile designer (craft trades) (m/f)
German: Textilgestalter/in im Handwerk

Fields of work

Textile designers (craft trades) specialising in felt making find employment in workshops, studios and companies. Possible areas of work may include fashion studios, therapeutic institutions or theatre workshops. Later career progression often leads to self-employment.

Textile designers (craft trades) specialising in bobbin lace find employment in workshops, studios and companies. Possible areas of work may include fashion studios, therapeutic institutions or theatre workshops and museums. Later career progression often leads to selfemployment.

Textile designers (craft trades) specialising in trimmings and tassel find employment in workshops, studios and companies. Possible areas of work may include the administration departments of palaces and stately homes and museums. Later career progression may lead to self-employment.

Textile designers (craft trades) specialising in embroidery and needle point find employment in workshops, studios and companies. Possible areas of work may include theatre and parament workshops, decorative embroidery shops, fashion studios or therapeutic institutions. Later career progression may lead to self-employment.

Textile designers (craft trades) specialising in knitting find employment in workshops, studios and companies. Possible areas of work may include fashion studios, theatre workshops or therapeutic institutions. Later career progression often leads to self-employment.

Textile designers (craft trades) specialising in weaving find employment in workshops, studios and companies. Possible areas of work may include pattern shops, fashion studios, therapeutic institutions or theatre workshops. Later career progression often leads to selfemployment.


Professional experience

In the subject/discipline of felt making

  • Design and manufacture felts
  • Manufacture surfaces, multi-layered hollow pieces and seamless clothing
  • Develop and create designs
  • Execute experimental works in felt
  • Plan and prepare work processes
  • Use and combine materials in accordance with their intended purpose and cost-effectiveness
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Create patterns and templates
  • Handle equipment and tools
  • Inlay functional and decorative felt elements
  • Treat and assemble felt garments
  • Repair felt products
  • Sell and present felt products
  • Advise customers
  • Assess quality and carry out quality assurance measures
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of bobbin lace

  • Design and manufacture bobbin lace
  • Use a range of bobbin lace making techniques
  • Develop and create designs
  • Execute experimental works in lace
  • Plan and prepare work processes
  • Use and combine materials in accordance with their intended purpose and cost-effectiveness
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Handle equipment and tools
  • Execute corners and round edges
  • Create edge starts and finishes, fit connecting elements and decorations
  • Join and assemble lace
  • Repair bobbin lace
  • Sell and present bobbin lace
  • Advise customers
  • Assess quality and carry out quality assurance measures
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of trimmings and tassel

  • Design and manufacture trimmings and tassel
  • Weave and finish ribbons, braids, fringes and crepes
  • Make laces and cords
  • Make pompoms
  • Develop and create designs
  • Execute experimental works
  • Plan and prepare work processes
  • Use and combine materials in accordance with their intended purpose and cost-effectiveness
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Handle equipment, tools and machines
  • Finish and assemble trimmings and tassel
  • Repair trimmings and tassel
  • Sell and present trimmings and tassel
  • Advise customers
  • Assess quality and carry out quality assurance measures
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of embroidery and needle point

  • Design and manufacture embroidery
  • Use white, coloured and metal embroidery within combined embroidery techniques and applications
  • Develop and create designs
  • Transfer designs to embroidery frames
  • Execute experimental embroidery works
  • Plan and prepare work processes
  • Use and combine materials in accordance with their intended purpose and cost-effectiveness
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Handle equipment, tools and machines
  • Trim, stretch, smooth and assemble embroideries
  • Repair embroidered textiles
  • Sell and present embroidered textiles
  • Advise customers
  • Assess quality and carry out quality assurance measures
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of knitting

  • Design and manufacture knitted fabrics
  • Apply knitting techniques
  • Produce decorative and functional elements
  • Develop and create designs
  • Execute experimental knitting works
  • Plan and prepare work processes
  • Use and combine materials and accessories in accordance with their intended purpose and costeffectiveness
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Create and grade patterns
  • Handle equipment, tools and machines
  • Assemble knitted garments
  • Develop prototypes and small production runs
  • Repair knitted products
  • Sell and present knitted products
  • Advise customers
  • Assess quality and carry out quality assurance measures
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection

In the subject/discipline of weaving

  • Design and manufacture woven materials in various weaves
  • Develop and create designs
  • Analyse and construct woven materials
  • Execute experimental woven material works
  • Plan and prepare work processes
  • Use and combine materials in accordance with their intended purpose and cost-effectiveness
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Prepare sectional warp beams
  • Handle equipment, tools and machines
  • Execute finishing works
  • Repair woven materials
  • Sell and present woven products
  • Advise customers
  • Assess quality and carry out quality assurance measures
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection



The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.