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 recent relocation from New England to New Mexico 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 MARCH, 2017
April 1, 8; Española, NM
Teaching “Hook a Rug, Save the Environment” workshop at Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Contact EVFAC if you’d like to join us for a beginner’s rug hooking class using t-shirt and other used fabrics. (Note that as of March 3, class not up on online events list, but they are running the class.)
April 29,30; Albuquerque, NM
ABQ Recycled Art Fair, 2017 (art vendors, youth market, live music)
May 19-21, Albuquerque, NM
Fiesta, 2017: 11th Biennial Juried Show and Fiber Arts Exhibition
Summer – Early Fall, 2017; Albuquerque, NM
Vendor, Albuquerque Rail Yards Market (farmers’ market, other foods, art, and music)