Rug Hooking 2024

September 2 - 6 or September 9 - 13

Come join us for a rug hooking retreat like no other, on the amazing and beautiful Star Island in the Isles of Shoals just off the coast of NH. Breathe in the sea air in one of the porch rockers, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Re-discover your creativity and unwind in a truly unique and beautiful setting where the stress of mainland life is left behind.

Whether you are an experienced or new to the sport of rug hooking, retreaters can either begin a new project or work on an “in-progress” with Instructor Pam Bartlett. We will explore new techniques, share thoughts, look at color and perspectives and how to use it in rug hooking.In this instructional retreat we will explore and focus on your creative process in rug hooking, while basking in the peace and quiet beauty of Star Island.

Our goal is letting your relax, reconnect with your “inner hooker” and have fun in a truly unique place. Changing things up from a mindfulness based focus to mindful learning experience gives us additional focus to grow, create and relax. Each morning will begin with a mindfulness exercise and/or discussion to help you on your rug hooking journey.

Watch for updates to this year’s program to get your juices going early and help you think about what you would like to accomplish on Star this year.

The registration for the 9/2-6 session will open if and when the 9/9—13 session is full.


Pam Bartlett

Program Fee

$150 per person

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Standard Shared: $565 | Standard Single: $756

Motel Shared: $688 | Motel Single: $997

Boat Schedule

Session 1:

Departure from Portsmouth September 2nd 12:50 PM 

Departure from Star Island September 6th 10:45 AM   


Session 2:

Departure from Portsmouth September 9th 9:20 AM

Departure from Star Island September 13th 10:45 AM