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 has 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.