Welcome to High on Hooking!

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 Snow Hobo wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

High on Hooking wrapped up our 2018 vending season the week before Thanksgiving up at Santa Fe’s Fall Fiber Fiesta. Success! You’d think we could rest now, but…no, as you can read in this post. Not only are we busy  filling the Etsy shop, but we have next year’s sales and Albuquerque Fiber Fiesta 2019 to prep for. And some teaching in the next few weeks too.

I’m sure you think like I do: It’s soooo much better to be busy!

My wish for all of you is a wonderful holiday season whether you celebrate Christmas like me or another winter celebration like Hanukkah. And make it a fabulous New Year. Keep your traditions, but try to make room for new ones. It’s always good to play around with your customs, keeps ’em from getting staid. And if by chance you need a unique gift for someone, here at High on Hooking we’re all about being a little less than traditional. Just to keep it fresh and fun. Bring on 2019!

We’ve got an ETSY SHOP!

Sure, it’s little; we’re still stocking it. See it at www.etsy.com/shop/HighonHookingMake 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.

“kindness…or else”   Our angels are just a little different here at High on Hooking.


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 FairCome 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.

“Old Aussie Welcome” found its forever house during this year’s Santa Fe Fall Fiber Fiesta. Woo hoo!

November 10 : 9th Annual High Desert Studio Tour, Albuquerque, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Once again, Dagmar Beinenz-Byrd of ZiaWoolz invited me to share her space in this studio tour/sale. A great time was had by all. Thanks, Dag, and same time next year!

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!  Another successful year with Española Valley Fiber Arts Center – thank you!


Stay tuned for additional shows, lessons, and other events as they are scheduled.