Portrait of  Nicola Redmore Nicola Redmore

n.a.redmore@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473254


Nicola is a Senior Lecturer and the Department Lead: Teaching and Learning, for the Fashion and Textiles Department.

Nicola graduated from Huddersfield University with a BSc (Hons)Textile Design before embarking on a 15 year career in the performance textile industries based in the UK and Europe. Trained as a textile designer she has worked internationally for a number of global automotive interior companies including, Courtaulds Textiles and Milliken in roles from advanced designer to design director. A weave specialist, with an interest in trend prediction, and advanced design development, she has an in-depth understanding of the requirements of woven and knitted fabrics for automotive interiors.

Nicola was Course Leader for Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors BA/BSc(Hons) from 2008 -2014

Research and Scholarship

Completed a MA by Research at University of Huddersfield (2014)
Title: 'Open to change: embracing nature and the fragility of design' an investigation into outdoor suspended seating, through the practice of leno weaving'
Currently studying for a PhD in the area of geotextiles

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Redmore, N (2015) Thought Positions in Sculpture [Show/Exhibition]

Redmore, N (2015) ‘Open to change: slowing down to explore and innovate’. In: FTC Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, 11-12 November 2015, The Glasgow School of Art

Redmore, N (2015) ‘Open to Change: Embracing nature and the fragility of design.’. In: Textile Society Biennial Research Symposium New Research Strategies III, 28th March 2015, Wellcome Centre, London


Redmore, N (2014) Open to change: Embracing nature and the fragility of design. An investigation into outdoor seating materials through the practice of leno weaving. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Redmore, N (2012) ‘Woven Apparel Fabrics’. In: Woven Textiles: Principles, developments and applications. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Ltd. pp. 345-365. ISBN 9781845699307


Tinker, A., Redmore, N., Massey, I., Falcus, S. and Caldwell, E. (2011) ‘Crossing Boundaries and Making Connections: an Integrated Approach to Assessment and Feedback’. In: Assessment and Feedback: From strength to strength. University of Huddersfield 6th Teaching and Learning Conference, 9th September 2011, University of Huddersfield

Redmore, N (2011) ‘Woven Textile Design’. In: Textile design: principles, advances and applications. Oxford, UK: Woodhead Publishing Ltd. pp. 31-54. ISBN 9781845696467


Squires, P., Tinker, A. and Redmore, N. (2009) ‘Reflect, Understand and Plan; An Integrated Learning Portfolio’. In: Futurescan: Mapping the Territory. Association of Fashion and Textile Courses Conference, 17-18 November 2009, University of Liverpool

Squires, P., Tinker, A. and Redmore, N. (2009) ‘Reflect, understand and plan: an integrated learning portfolio.’. In: Conference Proceedings: Futurescan: mapping the territory. Loughborough: Association of Fashion and Textile Courses. pp. 100-109. ISBN 9781907382307

Squires, P., Tinker, A. and Redmore, N. (2009) ‘Reflect, connect, understand and plan: an Integrated Learning Portfolio’. In: 4th European First Year Experience Conference, 13-15 May 2009, University of Groningen, Netherlands


Nicola is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Vice President of the Huddersfield Textile Society

Research Degree Supervision

Interested in supervising research in the areas of:
  • Woven design
  • Performance textiles
  • Trend and strategy innovation
  • New interpretations of textile traditions

Enterprise Activities

Working closely with a number of London Guilds Nicola has supported the placement of graduates into internship schemes and guided the allocation of undergraduate scholarship funds. In addition Nicola supported a research project into the development of embroidery for automotive interiors from funding obtained through an innovation voucher.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching responsibilities:
  • Woven design, CAD and technical knowledge
  • Context & Professional Practice
  • Design & Trend knowledge – commercial design
  • Fibre to product and textile performance