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 APRIL, 2018
As of March 22 or so, we’ve got an ETSY SHOP!
Sure, it’s little at the moment; we’re still stocking it. Take a look at 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 updating the gallery here to ensure uniformity between both sites.
Welcome spring in! (Unless you live in New England, that is.)
It’s winters like the one just past – and now springs – that validate our decision to move from Massachusetts to New Mexico. Watching the news and talking to folks back east, I’m having flashbacks to 2015. There were plenty of nor’easters that year too. Here we have warmer temperatures, sun, and always margaritas. Feel free to visit.
Below are some of the places and events where High on Hooking intends to vend and show in 2018. Hope we see you there. In the meantime, if you find something interesting on the website, 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 – May 27: 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
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: Sunflower Festival, Mountainair, NM
September: Mama’s Minerals 12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque
November 17: EVFAC’s Fall Fiber Fiesta, Santa Fe
Stay tuned for additional shows, lessons, and other events as they are scheduled.