Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Challenging Knitting


A decade on from the first In the Loop conference, In the Loop 2018 (July 19-20, 2018) will be held in Winchester, England and reflect on the impact and legacies of the initial event.

My lecture Challenging Knitting aims to both be about knitting that speaks to the political challenges of the past decade, as well as present a challenge to knitting research. Examples of knitting that deal with topics such as immigration, racism and violence will be considered. But the lecture is also intended to be a challenge to those who research, create and speak about knitting to reconsider if sufficient breadth of perspectives are currently welcomed into contemporary discourse about knitting.

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