Pam Allison grew up in the Texas Panhandle and has spent most of her life in Amarillo. She is the mother of four children and grandmother of eight. Her greatest joy has been watching her children grow up, expand their horizons, and find their wings.
Interested in art, textiles, and family connections at a young age, she began researching her family’s ancestry and stories in the 1970s, a project that continues to this day. Her discoveries have provided a broad palette of contrasts – both cultural and the influence of events on patterns of migrations. Thus began her love of history.
She holds a M.S. degree in biology and her research interests include plants and wildlife of the Southwest. She received the Catherine Perrine Award of Excellence in Environmental Awareness given by the League of Women Voters of Texas in 2004. She is the author of books on Panhandle Plants and family history.
She began her study of weaving and fibers in 1978 with Sarah Martha Puckett; however, her interest in the ancient art of felting is more recent. She continues to explore the richness of fibers and textiles in everyday life and their contributions to American art.