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Hand Embroider, General

Aliases: Embroidery Designer, Embroidery Pattern Maker

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Hand Embroider, General is expected to perform include:

  • Making decorative designs on fabrics and other materials by hand, using needle and thread
  • Stitching a variety of flat stitches, loop stitches and knotted stitches
  • Tracing the design on fabric/material to be embroidered, if required
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a bench job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role 
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available 
  • Work from home option is available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be involved
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible 
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 5th 
  • Certified training of Hand Embroider, General (programme aligned to AHM/Q1001 released by Apparel Made Up’s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Understanding of different kind of fabrics like cotton, silk, velvet, crape, etc.
  • Knowledge of different types of embroidery stitches like cross stitch, French knot stitch, bullion knot stitch, etc.
  • Familiarity with needle work and thread work
  • Knowledge of various sewing techniques
  • Knowledge of operating different embroidery machines
  • Knowledge of beading, quilting, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Training in sewing operations
  • Ability to work in teams
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India​

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4
Senior Hand Embroider → Entrepreneur
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Hand Embroider, General

The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 1-2 years of experience in stitching and embroidery work is required 

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Local designer and boutiques
  • Fashion houses
  • Self-employed ​
KEYWORDS 
  • Embroider
  • Embroidery Designer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157533.0201Hand Embroider, General
ISCO 20087533Sewers, Embroiderers and Related Workers
NIC 200813991Embroidery work and making of laces and fringes
QP ReferenceAMH/Q1001Hand Embroiderer
NSQFLevel 4Not available
REFERENCES 
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