ABOUT

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 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.

 

Line does commission weaving under her own brand LINE NILSEN and works as a freelance designer, consultant and guest speaker, see more information under SERVICES.

 



 

CV

FREELANCE

2017 & 2018. Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham, UK
Guest Lecturer, BA Textiles and BA Decorative Arts.

2017-Present. Imatex Spa – Lecco, IT
Designer

2016-Present. Vanishing Point – Nottingham, UK
Stylist

2008, 2010 & 2011. Kristian Aadnevik, London, UK
Studio Assistant / Seamstress / Tailor

2010 & 2011. Barents Look; Kirkenes VGS, Kirkenes, NO
Guest Teacher/Lecturer

2009. Freelance weave designer

EMPLOYMENT

2017-Present. Loughborough Uni – Loughborough, UK
Support Weave Tutor, Textiles

2014-2016. ROMO Black Edition, Nottingham, UK
Textile Designer

2011-2014. SAHCO GmbH, Nürnberg, DE
Textile Designer

2010-2011. SAHCO Ltd, DCCH, London, UK
Showroom Consultant

EDUCATION

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

2017. Spot the Talent - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK

2017. Selected for Crafts Councils Hothouse 2017, UK

2016-present. Resident Artist at Primary, Nottingham, UK

2009. Degree Show, UCA, Farnham, UK

2009. New Designers, London, UK

2009. Nominated for Texprint