Welcome to my website! You can find information, ideas, and purchase my products!
Shop online in my Etsy Shop, which is a FREE online community of very talented and creative artists who sell their handmade things. It is fun place to browse and buy unique gifts! In person, visit Arctic Rose Gallery & Art Center (423 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska).
A little bit about me: I am an author, fiber artist, and the owner of Alaska Locker Hooking Etc., specializing in locker hooking, crochet, quilting, Alaskan Stuffies, mixed media, and I love everything related to fiber. I live in Anchorage, Alaska, with my husband, Kurt Jacobson/Alaskan Artist. My business started in 1999, when I wrote and self-published the first and most comprehensive book on locker hooking with fabric, entitled, Locker Hooking With Fabric Strips, ©1999. This book started a “locker hooking revolution” from Anchorage, Alaska, and throughout the USA! Years later, I wrote a beginning locker hooking instructional booklet, entitled, The Basics: Locker Hook A Mug Rug ©2009, which is included in the Beginning Locker Hooking Kits, but also available to purchase separately, paper or an eBook.
Locker hooking is an old "rug hooking technique" originating in Great Britain in the early 1900's and different from latch hooking and traditional rug hook. It's an unique art, in that the yarn is inside the fabric loops, thus "locking the loops in place". Using a locker hook (a crochet hook with a large needle 'eye" at the other end), fabric strips, yarn (threaded through the 'eye'), and latch hook rug canvas you can make rugs, wall hangings, baskets, purses, frames, clothing, blankets, kitchen & home decor, and personal accessories! It's very easy, fast, portable, fun, and something different!
I also love to crochet and design crochet patterns. I'm mostly known for my crocheted rag rugs and baskets :)
My quilting and fiber arts background brings out my creative and fun side in my handmade Alaskan Stuffies. They are crazy, colorful, stuffed polar fleece creatures that make you smile and laugh! And when I can, I love to sew small quilted art hangings, which actually started the whole thing!