NVSN Weaving

Explore NVSN Weaving with Nancy Nicholson, crafting handmade rugs and wall hangings in Cumbria's Lune Valley. From a London art career to a serene farmhouse, Nancy's self-taught weaving journey brings meditative artistry to ancient traditions.

NVSN Weaving

Edition 3 Feature (September 2021)
Words by: Nancy Nicholson 
Location: Cumbria, UK 
Photo Credit: ©Tjaša Corn @tjasacorn 


My name is Nancy Nicholson and I am the founder and sole maker of NVSN Weaving. The rugs and wall hangings that I create are all handmade on a Toika floor loom in the old washroom outhouse of an 18th century farmhouse in the Lune Valley in Cumbria, UK. Though I have spent most of my adult life in London, working in the commercial art and theatre industries, when I decided to quit my job to weave full-time, I moved back to where I grew up. This was partly to take advantage of the extra space but also to be close to my mum’s sheep farm, potentially to use the wool she produces later down the line.