Pam Bartlett, Lisa Chaloner, Ingrid Heironimus, and Kathy McPartlan are our week 2 teachers this year.  They are all excellent McGowan certified teachers and will be delighted to work with students on whatever they choose. 


Although this is a National Guild School, any designer’s patterns are welcome to be hooked, including your own original designs.  Our teachers will color plan and dye for you or provide whatever information you need if you wish to do some or all of your own dyeing.  They are able to work with dyed, as is, or recycled wool.  They will of course bring wool with them for use in the class.


Each of the rugs below was completed by the respective teacher.


Lisa Chaloner began hooking in 1991, studying for many years under Annie Spring, of Amesbury, Massachusetts.  During that time, Lisa explored the use of color in rugs and developed a love for that aspect of the craft. She completed the McGown Teacher Certification process in 2009.  Lisa has taught weekly and bi monthly private classes for over a decade, welcoming all hooking levels and skill abilities. She has also taught classes at the Northern McGown Teachers’ Workshop, Sauder Village Rug Week, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen/Nashua. In 2017, Lisa was the “Featured Hooking Artist” at the Deerfield Fair, Deerfield, NH. Lisa is a past president of the White Mountain Woolen Magic ATHA Guild in New Hampshire. She currently serves as director of the Northern McGown Teachers’ Workshop. Lisa has taken part in the Eye See You II Project in 2012 and the Tarot Card Exhibition, which opened in December of 2015.


Lisa offers an open class with an emphasis on the study and use of color in rugs.  Each day, students will work to expand their understanding of color planning through a variety of activities.  Don’t worry, they’re fun!


Pam is best known for landscapes/pictorials and animals, but enjoys working in all cuts of wool and

frequently mix several cuts in a single piece and particularly enjoys the use of mixed fibers such as silk,satin, yarns and fleece and rovings.

A self-taught artist, and McGown certified teacher, Pam continue to challenge herself and enhancing her skills by, at every opportunity, working with other notable rug hooking teachers. Pam has taught at various rug school in the US and Canada and enjoys designing, hooking and teaching from nature, especially animals and landscapes. Pam is best known for her ability of interpreting and developing designs from photos and ideas into a hooked rug or wall hanging, for students and other rug hookers; enabling them to create their own unique work of art.

Pam is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen, a four time recipient of the Master Artist/ Apprenticeship Grant through the NH State Council on the Arts, Traditional Arts Program with the National Endowment for the Arts. She has exhibited her work at many well know venues, such as the American Folk Art Museum in NYC, the University of NH Law School, the Carnegie Center for Art & History, Indiana, and at the Hooked in the Mountain Exhibit, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT.

Pam has been hooking since 1983, and teaching for about 25 + years, a McGown teacher since 2001 and has taught for various workshops and groups in the US and Canada. Pam enjoy teaching all levels and styles of rug hooking and enjoys helping students discover their creativity in a new project continue working on a current project. Pam understands that many of us may have more wool than they will ever be able to hook with, and have budgets they need to work with or love collecting wool and projects to keep going forever! She feels it is important to help each student to work within their comfort level or encourage those that need it to reach to go outside their comfort zones. Whatever is their desire, she does her best to help them have an enjoyable time in and come away with more than their expectations might have been. Pam has taught groups from 2-20 and likes to communicate with each one well before

the workshop. Though some of us wait until they are packing to decided what they are doing!



Kathleen is a third generation rug hooker and was inspired at her Grandmother's knee. She loves shading in both swatches and textures and hooks in a painterly style that is distinctive in her work.


Using a combination of your wool and well as hers, she will help you develop exciting, creative and artistic rugs in both the traditional and primitive styles. Her easy going, calm demeanor allows students of every level to explore their own creativity.


She will challenge each student to find their artistic potential. If your have put away a rug that was giving you problems, Kathleen can help you through your "hooker's block". She has been a traveling scholar for the National McGown Guild and is Pearl K. McGown trained and certified teacher.



Ingrid Hieronimus is the owner/operator of Ragg Tyme Studio in Mannheim (Kitchener), Ontario, Canada.  Her studio is in her home and she has a large variety supplies and wools for traditional rug hooking as well as 99 different colours of yarn in 4 ply and 3 ply for punch needle rug hooking.  She also enjoys combining punch hooking and traditional hooking in the same piece.


She is an Ontario Hooking Craft Guild certified teacher, a certified McGown teacher, has her certificate in Fibre Arts – Traditional Rug Hooking from St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, and is an Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking certified teacher.


She has been featured in Celebrations Rug Hooking and is internationally known for her teaching, dyeing and rug hooking.  Seminars, workshops and individual lessons are conducted in her own studio as well as in classrooms across Canada, United States and England. 

Ingrid also runs the Ragg Tyme School of Rug Hooking, which is held in May in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. 


Ingrid is the author of three dye books – “Primary Fusion”, “Multiple Fusion Spots”, and “Primary Fusion Spots”.  She has also written the “Special Effects Using Creative Stitches”.  She enjoys creating new and exciting colours in the dye pot using only the three primaries and black.


The student may work on any design and cut they choose in class.  A variety of techniques will be discussed and the student will be encouraged to challenge themselves on their project.

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