Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer


How Things Get Made

Shales & Hemmings interview Norwegian Crafts

Maggie Orth interview

Maggie Orth is an artist and technologist. She received her PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Media Lab and a BFA from the […]

Jennifer Angus: Super Bugs

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Canadian artist Jennifer Angus fills entire rooms with beetles and bugs. Inspired by the ability of pattern to function as a type of language, her intricate work […]

Janet Echelman: Net Work

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Janet Echelman interview with Dr Jessica Hemmings JH: How did you first become interested in netting and knotted structures? JA: On a Fulbright Lectureship to India, I […]

Carol Collet: breaking smart-textile stereotypes

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS “There is a sci-fi aesthetic permeating much of smart textile design,” Carole Collet, Course Director of the MA Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins, observes. […]

Jane Harris: Motion Capture Restoration

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS To coincide with The Whitworth Art Gallery’s “Clothing Culture”, a major exhibition of Egyptian Dress, Jane Harris was commissioned to create a digital artwork that would bring […]

Julia Griffiths Jones: Metal Guru

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS JH: Your work is celebrated and spoken about as though it is textile, but it is in fact made of metal. Were you a student of textile […]

Suzanne Lee

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Suzanne Lee’s Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe was published late last year by Thames & Hudson. Including chapters that range from “The Spray-On Dress” and “The Growable […]

Mark Pollack

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS The American textile designer Mark Pollack has long cornered the textile design market for high-end fabrics for interiors. From his design studios in the SoHo district of […]

Rob Sidner of Mingei International Museum

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS In May 2006 Mr. Rob Sidner was appointed Director of the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Jessica Hemmings spoke to him about the […]

Dr Andrew Dent of Material ConneXion

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Jessica Hemmings speaks to Dr. Andrew Dent, Vice President and Director of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion. JH: What is the background to Material ConneXion? […]

Maggie Orth of International Fashion Machines

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS JH: What is your background? MO: I studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and then went to graduate school at the Centre for Advanced […]

Mike Mills: a thumb in every pie

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Los Angeles based Mike Mills is a bit of a modern day Renaissance man. He has long commanded a cult-like following for his graphic design in Japan, […]

Chunghie Lee: multiple layers

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Chunghie Lee has dedicated her life to the revival of Korea’s Pojagi, or wrapping cloth, tradition. Her work can be found in such celebrated collections as the […]