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 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.

This portrait of Tynan the Welsh springer spaniel will appear in Albuquerque’s Fiber Arts Fiesta in May. (Mat hooked using up-cycled t-shirts.)



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)


Hand-hooked rugs make truely EXCELLENT Christmas presents. Birthday and Mothers' Day gifts too. Get 'em custom made!

Hand-hooked rugs make truely EXCELLENT Christmas presents. Birthday and Mothers’ Day gifts too. Get ’em custom made!