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 SEPTEMBER, 2018
Vacation’s over. Commission’s done and gone to its forever home. Kid’s even moved out of the house!!! I guess that means that summer’s over and…that fall’s here! Yea! The 90 degree days here in Albuquerque don’t show that, but the cool mornings give us a little hint. This month you can find High on Hooking at Albuquerque’s Rail Yards Market September 16 and 23. Can’t make it to the Rail Yards, you can always find us at the Etsy shop. See details below.
We’ve got an ETSY SHOP! Finally.
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 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 – 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 And we’ve started. Come visit me here. Mention this blog page and get 10% off a rug of your choice.
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
Stay tuned for additional shows, lessons, and other events as they are scheduled.