Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

 

Knitting after Making

TEXTILES, COMMUNITY & CONTROVERSY (Bloomsbury: 2019)


the smallness of craft

Journal of Craft Research Vol. 9, No. 2, 2018


"Real Physical Labor, Material Understanding & the Wisdom of the Weaver's Hands" forthcoming Hungarian translation in Disegno: Journal of Design Culture Read more [...]


Can That Be Taught?

A Companion on Contemporary Craft (Wiley Blackwell: 2019)


Textual Agency: pitfalls & potentials

forthcoming chapter (Bloomsbury: 2019)


Contemporary Twist with Ikat

Pulse magazine


Birgitta Nordstrom

Selvedge magazine issue 80 (2018)


Hildur Bjarnadottir

article published with Norwegian Crafts (2018)


Double Dutch

Selvedge Magazine issue 78 (2017)


Christien Meindertsma

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma is something of a sleuth. “I work like a journalist,” explains the Rotterdam-based designer who has become well known for projects that record the traceability [...]


Kimsooja

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Kimsooja Korean born, New York and Paris-based, artist Kimsooja first began working with textiles in 1983 when she started to sew using her late grandmother’s clothing. Today […]


Liza Lou

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS The glass beads American artist Liza Lou has worked with since the 1990s have been deployed in incredible feats of personal discipline and attention to detail [...]


Unlearning Optical Illusions

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Unlearning Optical Illusions is Toril Johannessen’s iterative reflection on textile manufacturing. Not that this is where she began in 2013 [...]


Mending Fashion

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS The fashion industry is in need of repair. Familiar criticisms are easy to level: overproduction of low quality goods manufactured in unacceptable working conditions has driven down quality in favor of volume. Far harder to come by are clear solutions [...]


Philosophy: Korean label Oma

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS “I started to think about precious things,” explains the Korean designer Oma when I inquire about the origins of her eponymous design label. Based in Seoul [...]


J. Morgan Puett: Labor Portraits

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Mildred’s Lane is an artistic experiment conceived by American J. Morgan Puett located in rural Pennsylvania. The one hundred acre site hosts residencies and fellowships informed by […]


Running Craft

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Running provides a small way to reconnect with time. Perhaps it is here that the similarities between running and craft begin. When so much of daily life […]


Kustaa Saksi

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS “My world is a graphic world,” explains the Amsterdam-based Finnish designer Kustaa Saksi of his approach to weaving. Treating the loom as a “magic printer” Saksi’s recent collection of jacquard weavings [...]


Gabrielle Soyer

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS When the Paris-based Swedish designer Gabrielle Soyer bought two chain stitched textiles from Kashmiri merchants while travelling in Goa, India twenty-six years ago she had little idea of the impact the purchase would later have on her life [...]


Faig Ahmed in Surface Design Journal

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS As a child, Faig Ahmed once decided to entertain himself by rearranging the motifs he found in the carpet on the floor of his grandmother’s home. Not […]