Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer


Landscapes of the Mind

Embroidery Magazine forthcoming 2018

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

Seeing Things

catalogue text for Threads

Lisa Oppenheim & Derrick Adams SDJ exhibition reviews

MCA Denver, Colorado

Navigating Cultural Threads

catalogue essay TexteilMuseum, Tilburg

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

Hannah Ryggen

review Textile: journal of cloth & culture

Birgitta Nordstrom

Selvedge magazine issue 80 (2018)

Hildur Bjarnadottir

article published with Norwegian Crafts (2018)

mud cloth

text commissioned by TOAST

Wings of a Ragtag Quest

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Wings of a Ragtag Quest. As so many projects do, Wings of a Ragtag Quest started in one place and ends in another. [...]

Pleasures & Misdemeanours

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Richard Saja’s curatorial strategy for Confabulations of Millennia may best be summed up by the moniker he has used for over a decade: Historically Inaccurate Decorative Arts [...]

Double Dutch

Selvedge Magazine issue 78 (2017)

Knitting after Making


Textiles, Taxes & Translations

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS catalogue text for Toril Johannessen's Unlearning Optical Illusions ARoS Aarhus Art Gallery, Denmark (2017) Textiles, Taxes and Translations: the changing meaning of Dutch Wax Resist [...]

Jessica Ogden: Still

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS To reach Jessica Ogden: Still, you have to push past market stalls of textiles and fish in north London’s busy Church Street. The context, curator Carol Tulloch explains, was an important component of Ogden’s support [...]

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 [...]


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 […]