Beginning Rug Hooking Class with Pam Bartlett

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
Day class – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – 6 Seats Available
Evening class – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – 6 Seats Available

Discover the fine craft of rug hooking with League juried artist, Pam Bartlett.

This 6-week class is being held at The Woolen Pear in Loudon, NH.

You can attend the class during the Day (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) or Evening (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) starting on Thursday, March 1 and ending on Thursday, April 5.

In this 6-week class, you will learn the basics of rug hooking to complete the 14″ x 14″ project. You can finish your project as a wall hanging, chair pad, or pillow, in your choice of available colors.

Pam will teach you how to be a “happy hooker” with the proper form and techniques to accomplish the art of “pulling wool”. You will learn about the history of the craft and the different styles of rug hooking, how to design and color plan your project, and how to care for your finished product.

Materials include a hook, pattern, and various colors of wool to complete your project. The materials you will need to bring are: small pair of scissors and a 12-inch quilting type hoop (hoop can be purchased at The Woolen Pear).  Tuition is $150.00 per student, and there is no additional materials fee. Please note that the class will be held at The Woolen Pear located at Brookside Mall, 563 Route 106 in Loudon, NH 03307.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Beginning Tatting Class with Elaine O’Donal

Wednesday, April 4 – 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM – 8 Seats Available
& Friday, April 6 –
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – 8 Seats Available

Learn an ancient craft in this 2-day Beginning Tatting class with international award winning tatter and designer, Elaine O’Donal.

The first class will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and students will discover the origins and history of this ancient handcrafting technique and learn about the basic shuttle equipment used, the patterns to create, and the process of tatting.

The second class will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and students will practice their new skills to finish up their tatted projects.

Class is informal and fun, allowing each student to proceed at their own pace. No prior experience is necessary.

Tuition is $35.00 per student with a materials fee of $12.00, paid directly to the instructor. Materials fee will include shuttle, thread, and beginner patterns. Students need to bring their own scissors, and if desired, bring paper and pen to take notes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Handpainting Yarn with Doug Masury

Sunday, April 15 – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM – ish – 4 Seats Available


Learn How to Hand Paint Yarn with Freedom of Choice
Held in Henniker, NH

Two classes in One! Doug will teach you the process of Hand Painting Yarn as well as “How To Develop Your Own Vision” –  his unique color creation technique utilizing FREEDOM of choice. The color portion of the class will give a strong introduction to creating more vibrant colors with a more layered effect making YOUR color choices more individualized…  something that others will admire for years to come.

The class includes 2 skeins of yarn (1 skein of bamboo and the second skein of wool to give you a greater understanding of how different yarns take the dyes), all necessary dyes, tools, and safety gear.

This class is being held at Doug’s Studio in Henniker, NH. Directions will be provided to registered students.

Tuition is $160.00 per student. Students should wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty or staining. Everything will be provided…. BUT please being a notebook just in case you wish to take notes. No prior experience is necessary. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This class will definitely change your vision of the usage of color in your world. We hope you can join Doug in creating a new world of color for yourself.


Nuno Felt Scarf with Melinda Labarge

Saturday, May 26 – 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM – 6 Seats Available

The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be offering a Nuno Felted Scarf Class with League-juried fiber artist, Melinda LaBarge, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Meredith Community Center.

If you have never felted before or if you are looking to take your skills to the next level this class is for you! Melinda will meet students at their skill level and work with them individually.  No felting experience is necessary.

Nuno is the Japanese word for cloth and the technique bonds loose fibers, such as hand dyed silk, merino roving, silk roving, printed silk materials, and other dyed locks onto a sheer silk fabric. The use of floral silks in unique color palettes produces a handmade product that is reminiscent of impressionist paintings.

There will be an abundance of materials available to choose from to create your own special scarf, in whatever design and color you wish to make. Additional materials will be available for sale, if you wish to make more than one scarf.

Students are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to satisfy themselves through this 6 hour class.

Students should bring the following materials and tools to class: 3 – 4 old bath towels, plastic bag for wet towels, scissors, pen and paper to take notes, camera (optional) to document process, rubber mat (optional) to stand on, and comfortable shoes.

Please note that this class will be held at the Meredith Community Center located at 1 Circle Drive in Meredith, NH.

Tuition is $65 per student with a materials fee of $35, paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

To register for this class, please call us at (603) 279-7920 or stop by at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith, NH.