Purl Soho opened over a dozen years ago with the goal of spreading our passion for exceptional design, natural fibers, and crafting traditions. Our entire team of employees shares a love for all things fiber and needlecraft, an enthusiasm for the history and the future of crafting, and a deep interest in sharing our knowledge and connecting with kindred spirits. If you feel the same way, come work with us!
Sales Associate: NYC
Purl Soho’s New York City retail store is looking to add new sales associates to our team! Are you a needlecraft expert with a love for all the beautiful tools and materials you need to make them? Are you great at communicating with strangers and sharing your knowledge? Can you work independently in a sometimes-hectic environment? Are you positive, friendly and fun to be around? Yes, yes, yes and yes? Then, please email us your resume, a paragraph about why you want to work at Purl Soho, and 3 photos of your work in PDF format. We want to interview you!
Love turning a phrase as much as you love knitting? Purl Soho is looking for freelance copywriters to write about our knitting and craft projects, as well as our new yarns! We are looking for fresh perspective, succinct prose, and an ability to replicate the brand’s voice and vision. You can do this job from anywhere in the world, but you do need to love to knit. A knowledge of knitting will help you explain techniques, and a passion for it brings the energy we’re looking for!
To see what sort of stories you’d be writing, click on any of the photos at this link https://www.purlsoho.com/create/category/new-projects/ And if you’d like to apply for the job, please email us a cover letter, your resume, salary requirements, and writing samples. We look forward to hearing from you!
Writing stories that feel fresh and inspiring in a voice that matches Purl Soho’s
Handing in 150-250-word stories 1-3 times weekly, based on information and photographs provided
Reading over and assimilating edits
Meeting deadlines unerringly
Excellent writing skills
2-3 years of professional writing experience
Computer knowledge: Microsoft Word, Dropbox, and Google Calendar
Sample Maker: NYC
Purl Soho is looking for meticulous and reliable Sample Makers to hand knit, crochet, weave, bead, or embroider our designs! Our ideal Sample Maker is communicative and industrious and is also a critical thinker and impeccable crafter. This is a freelance job that requires close communication with Purl Soho’s designers and Design Coordinator, and candidates must live in the New York City area. If you are interested, please email us a cover letter describing your crafting background and please also include some photos of projects you have created. We look forward to seeing your work!
Hand Knitting Pattern Designer: NYC
Are you an expert knitter with a keen sense of design, who is also capable of writing an excellent pattern? Are you familiar with our company and does its aesthetic strike a chord in your heart? Join the Purl Soho design team as a Hand Knitting Pattern Designer! In this freelance position, you will create original hand knitting designs for publication and use on Purl Soho’s website. You will work closely with the Creative Team to design accessories and housewares according to the company’s vision and needs. You will also write the patterns for your designs, communicating with Sample Makers and Editors to complete an accurate, accessible pattern aligned with Purl Soho’s standards. Finally, you will work closely with the Design Coordinator to ensure that projects are completed on time and as expected. If this sounds like the job for you and you live in the New York City area, please send a cover letter, resume, and photographs of (or links to) the original patterns you've created that you think would most fit into our brand vision to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!
- Create original hand knitting designs
- Use Creative Officers’ design direction to create swatches, sketches, and samples of fresh ideas
- Attend design meetings to present ideas to Creative Team
- Discuss and decide on construction and pattern approach
- Design within parameters of Purl Soho’s materials and resources
- Take design suggestions from Team and implement them
- Write comprehensive knitting pattern for design
- Write complete and accurate pattern according to Purl Soho style standards
- Note where measurements and how-to photos need to be taken
- Be available to answer questions and receive notes
- If very simple, grade pattern for standard sizes
- Consider customer's point of view: approachability, efficient use of materials, instructive techniques, etc
- Provide final measurements and gauge
- Finalize materials used, their quantities and colors
- Answer all editors' questions in a timely manner
- Be available to answer questions from Comment Team, if necessary
We are also always looking for friendly and enthusiastic people who love helping customers and sharing their passion for materials and crafts. Our New York City staff works in our busy Soho store, while our Orange County, California employees maintain our website, warehouse and shipping facility. If you’re in either location and are interested in joining the team, please send your resume and 3 photos of your work in pdf format to email@example.com. We will keep your information on file and will let you know if we have an opening for you!