Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer


Knitting after Making


Iris van Herpen

exhibition review journal of Fashion Theory (2019)

the smallness of craft

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

Navigating Cultural Threads

catalogue essay TexteilMuseum, Tilburg

book review Crafts magazine Nov./Dec. 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

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)

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 [...]