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 FEBRUARY, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Remember, nothing says “I love you” as much as a hand-hooked rug.
Below are some of the places and events where High on Hooking vended in 2017. Plans are to be back at most. 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 this winter, so things could get a little crazy.
April: Albuquerque Recycled Art Fair
Summer – Fall: Albuquerque Rail Yards Market (farmers’ market, yummy food, art, and music)
June: Amigos Art Show and Ice Cream Social, Cerillos, NM (near Madrid)
August: Sunflower Festival, Mountainair, NM
September: Mama’s Mineral’s 12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque
October: OFFCenter Folk Art Festival, Albuqueruque – A fun festival for families!
November 17: EVFAC’s Fall Fiber Fiesta, Santa Fe
Stay tuned for additional shows, lessons, and other events as they are scheduled.