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PHOTOS: Rug-hooking at Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs

  • Pam Bartlett uses her tools to make even strips of wool during a beginner rug hooking class at The Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs shop in Loudon on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Pam Bartlett gives instruction during a beginner rug hooking class at The Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs shop in Loudon on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Nancy Hayward of Allenstown takes a look at the different brown fabrics available to match the red flower petals on her pattern during a beginner rug hooking class at The Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs shop in Loudon on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Pam Bartlett (right) gives instruction on rug hooking as Diane Cotter (left) and Mary Bergeron of Manchester lean in to get a closer look during a beginner's class at The Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs shop in Loudon on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Sunday, September 24, 2017

In the back of the Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs shop in Loudon on Thursday, a group of women sat down for their first rug-hooking class. The class, run by hooking artist and owner Pam Bartlett, was a 6-week course and the students learned enough of the technique to leave with some homework and strips of hand-dyed colored wool. The beginner flower patterns they will complete might be turned into wall hangings, pillow covers or chair pads. “With a little bit of care, they last many decades,” Bartlett said.