Tish Bachleda has been committed to perfecting the craft of creating hand hooked wool rugs for more than a decade. Although she honors the traditions prevalent in early living, Bachleda applies her dyed color choices and primitive-inspired design skills to ensure her commissioned pieces display beautifully within homes of the 21st century, and with proper care, will last for generations to come.
Her hooked rug skills have been used to create floor rugs, wall hangings, table runners, dolls, make-dos, and more. Bachleda’s work is now displayed within private collections across America and in Europe. With her eye for color and commitment to creating enduring quality, she has been frequently consulted and commissioned to restore antique hand hooked rugs.
From her beautiful gallery inside a restored tulip barn (circa 1830) in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania—at the heart of local Pennsylvania-German culture—Bachleda has expanded her museum-quality offerings to include primitive dolls and animals, fabric fruit and vegetables, penny rugs, painted floorcloths, milk-painted smalls, and more. If your travels ever take you through South Central Pennsylvania, you can visit Tish Bachleda at The Tweed Weasel Primitives.