Line is an experienced designer and creative talent, originally from Norway, now based in the UK. Line enjoys making beautiful fabrics for fashion and interiors.
Line originally trained to be a Men’s Tailor, she moved to the UK in 2006 and studied at Farnham University for the Creative Arts, earning a first class BA Hons degree in Textiles. This is where she discovered her passion for weaving. After her time spent studying in Farnham, Line moved to London, which is where she began her career as a textile designer and worked for renowned textile companies with a worldwide customer base.
Line's international career enables her to draw on a wealth of experience in both fashion and interiors, to produce unique, quality, statement work. A highly skilled weaver and designer, who likes to combine a mix of fibres and materials to create bespoke textiles. Line is fascinated with artisanal processes, and her work shows a dedication to the art, using techniques that require patience and precision. This approach allows her to create textiles which channel her passion for hand-crafted perfection. Her work is versatile and used in fashion, interiors, accessories and home furnishings.
Since 2016 Line has been able to produce multifaceted work from her Nottingham studio. Line works on commission weaving and as a creative designer, textiles consultant and guest speaker, see more information under SERVICES.
2017-Present. Line Nilsen – Nottingham, UK
Hand Weaver / Textile Designer / Consultant
2017 & 2018. Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham, UK
Guest Lecturer, BA Textiles and BA Decorative Arts
2016-Present. Vanishing Point – Nottingham, UK
Freelance Interior Stylist
2008, 2010 & 2011. Kristian Aadnevik, London, UK
Studio Assistant / Seamstress / Tailor
2010 & 2011. Barents Look; Kirkenes VGS, Kirkenes, NO
2009. Freelance Weave Designer
2018-Present. Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham, UK
Weave Tutor, Textiles
2017-Present. Loughborough Uni – Loughborough, UK
Weave Tutor, Textiles
2014-2016. ROMO Black Edition, Nottingham, UK
2011-2014. SAHCO GmbH, Nürnberg, DE
2010-2011. SAHCO Ltd, DCCH, London, UK
2006-2009. UCA, Farnham, UK
BA Textile Design Woven (1st Class Hons)
2004-2006. T Michael, Bergen, NO
Men’s Tailoring Diploma
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS / OTHER
2016-present. Resident Artist at Primary, Nottingham, UK
2019. Induction Day Speaker - Crafts Councils Hothouse 2019, Edinburgh, UK
2017. Spot the Talent - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK
2017. Selected for Crafts Councils Hothouse 2017, UK
2009. Degree Show, UCA, Farnham, UK
2009. New Designers, London, UK
2009. Nominated for Texprint