Here at High on Hooking we do “less than traditional” rug hooking. That is, the mats and rugs aren’t necessarily fashioned using only woolen strips or yarn. I prefer to “up-cycle” my materials from old clothes (even t-shirts and jeans!), funky fabrics, old bed sheets, and notions like yarns and ribbon. Cutting cloth strips by hand to a fairly broad width gives each mat a bit of a rustic and bulky charm, creating something you can really sink your toes into. They look good on the wall too.
A relocation from New England to New Mexico in 2015 means that new images and inspirations are imprinting on themselves on my brain all the time. Join me in my “culture shock.” I think it’ll mean great things for my art.
THE NEWS AS OF NOVEMBER, 2018
High on Hooking wraps up its vending year this month with two great events: the annual High Desert Studio Tour at Dagmar Beinenz-Byrd’s home/studio and the Fall Fiber Fiesta in Santa Fe. For details see the calendar below. But you don’t have to visit us in person; we do have an Etsy shop.
We’ve got an ETSY SHOP!
Sure, it’s little; we’re still stocking it. See it at www.etsy.com/shop/HighonHooking. Make us a favorite of yours please. Feel free to buy there or contact me directly. In fact, customers outside of the USA should contact me directly. Note that we are also s-l-o-w-l-y updating the gallery here to ensure uniformity between both sites.
Below are some of the places and events where High on Hooking’s vending and showing in 2018. Hope we see you there. In the meantime, if you find something interesting on the website or the Etsy shop, don’t hesitate to give me a yell. Please be advised that I will be re-doing parts of the website in the coming months, so things could get a little crazy.
April 14, 15, 2018: Albuquerque Recycled Art Fair – Come see us next year
April 28 – June 3: Fiber Arts Exhibit, “Water” – Open Space Visitors’ Center, Albuquerque
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Fest – La Parada Mercantile/Farm and Table in Albuquerque – And a festive time was had by all. Just remember – the fun stops when someone loses an appendix! Yes, I’m talking about you, Cathy!
May 18-20: New Mexico Fiber Crawl – Albuquerque – Taos. Come see rug hookers and other
fiber artists at Casa San Ysidro in Coralles. There will be demonstrations and vending. You’ve missed it now, but it’ll be back next year.
Summer – Fall: Albuquerque Rail Yards Market (farmers’ market, yummy food, art, and music) – Dates: 5/27; 6/10; 7/8; 8/12; 9/9; 10/14 Hours: 10-2.
August 25: Sunflower Festival, Mountainair, NM Over and done with for 2018. We’ll be there next year, though.
November 16-19: EVFAC’s Fall Fiber Fiesta, Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe. This is the BIG blow-out, peeps. The end of the year. And it’s a fabulous show with all kinds of fiber arts and crafts that will have you digging into the old wallet. I have to sell something just so that I can allow myself to buy other stuff. Not! 🙂
Stay tuned for additional shows, lessons, and other events as they are scheduled.