Owner, Artist, Teacher
Pam Bartlett is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and first began rug hooking in 1982 with noted instructor Hallie Hall of Contoocook, NH. Pam is a certified rug hooking teacher with the Pearl K. McGown Rug Hooking Guild, and has completed the teacher training program with the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. Pam teaches at rug schools and workshops in the U.S. and Canada and taught at her home studio in Loudon, NH for over twenty years. She has been awarded the Master Artist/Apprenticeship grant four times from the NH State Council on Arts Traditional Arts Program.
Pam’s work has been exhibited at Gallery 205, League of NH Craftsmen in Concord, NH, Green Mt. Rug Hooking Guild Annual Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum, VT, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, the American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH, and the University of NH Law School hooked rug exhibit. Her hooked piece “Clew Bay, Co., Claire, Ireland” was a finalist at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana. Pam believes it is important to preserve as many of the traditional arts, crafts and skills that were so vital to the comfort and necessity in the everyday life of previous generation. She enjoys sharing her love of rug hooking and its history by demonstrating at various venues such as Canterbury Shaker Village, Strawberry Bank Museum, and the Sunapee Craftsmen’s Fair.
The Woolen Pear
The Woolen Pear, a unique fiber arts studio specializing in hand hooked rugs, supplies, classes and workshops for rug hooking, braiding and fiber arts. With the largest selection of off-the-bolt and hand-dyed wool in the area, you will find hand-spun alpaca yarns, recycled sari ribbons and silk fibers for adding that creative touch to your fiber craft . The Woolen Pear also carries Pro-Chem and Cushing dyes and are the exclusive representative for The Wooley Mason Dye Jar system in the U.S. and many instructional and reference books for dyeing wool and rug hookin. We have everything the "happy hooker" needs including many popular designer and custom designed patterns for the creative hooker in you. Our Red Horse Rugs can design that one of a kind rug pattern for you to create your own future heirloom or we can design and hook a finished hooked piece of art for you. Stop in for a visit today and maybe we'll make you a hooker too! It's never to late to start!