Years ago I taught myself primitive rug hooking which is an early American art. In my hooking I use recycled wool material as well as new material and turn it into a hooked piece. I want my hooking and kits to appear old, therefore I over dye the wool and use different textures to help build the hooked pieces. My themes, texture and color of the rural landscape that emerges in my work is influenced by my family life on a cattle and sheep farm. I have been hooking since the early 1980’s and teaching since the early 1990’s. In addition making up kits for other hookers, I sell hooked rugs and do commission pieces. I enjoy this art and have been able to share it with others through teaching, demonstrations and kits, I always look forward to making new friends through the shared love of this art.