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 OCTOBER, 2017
As a still newish resident of New Mexico, Albuquerque’s Fiber Arts Fiesta, May 19-21, was a big hit for me. It was a TON of work, but a truly excellent experience.
On Memorial Day weekend, High on Hooking began its 2nd year as a vendor at the
Albuquerque Rail Yards Market (farmers’ market, yummy food, art, and music).
- Done with 2017! Plan on visiting us at the Rail Yards in 2018.
June 17: Amigos Art Show and Ice Cream Social, Cerillos, NM (near Madrid), was a success. Sold my “Welcome to New Mexico” rug to a nice lady from Santa Fe.
August 26: Sunflower Festival, Mountainair, NM – My first time in this town. Lots of fun! Will definitely go back next year.
September 23: Mama’s Mineral’s 12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque – Like last year, we had a great time in the booth we shared with Cathy Kelly. See you next year!
October 1: OFFCenter Folk Art Festival, Albuqueruque – A fun festival for families!
New show info just added!
November 11: 9th Annual High Desert Studio Tour (scroll down), Albuquerque – Once again, Dagmar Beinenz-Byrd of ZiaWoolz has invited me to share her space in this studio tour/sale. Hers is the #3 spot on the map. Check out Dag’s website is you’re a knitter or crocheter; she hand-dyes very yummy yarns.
November 17 (evening),18,19: EVFAC’s Fall Fiber Fiesta, Santa Fe
Stay tuned for additional shows, lessons, and other events as they are scheduled.