Huckleberry Elling was born and raised in Los Angeles and learned to crochet watching her mom as a child. In her youth she hitchhiked through the US and abroad, using her crocheted hats and dolls as currency. She settled down in Western Massachusetts where she is raising her family and furthering her artistic pursuits.
In her 1969 Airstream trailer studio, Huck crochets new and vintage yarns into colorful, textural, playful and creepy masks and standing figures. She invites people to try on, interact, and bring to life these storybook-like characters.