Meeting Information

Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am for a virtual Tin Pedlar gathering!

Our next meeting is February 13th
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 8737 8352
Passcode: 599491

Zoom call is active for 9:30 am. Program starts for 10 am.

We have not been able to meet in person and that is not going to be changing until the weather warms. Word is that program chairs are looking for the opportunity to have another parking lot gathering once the weather warms. Until then we encourage you to join the monthly zoom call.
You do not need a Zoom account to join zoom meetings. Tin Pedlar has the account.

Not sure how zoom works? This 8 min video walks you through the easy steps to join a Zoom call for the first time and provides some information on how zoom works. Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection

You can also email to set up a trial one on one call.
Zoom is usable on computers, tablets, smartphones and by landline. 


Zoom connection allows engagement between members til noon.


Monthly Program Guide

February 2021 – Gathering Hookin-in

Please remember that any plans are subject to change!  Fingers crossed…

About Us

Tin Pedlar Chapter of ATHA, Southern Maine, Region 1

History ~
The name “Tin Pedlar” was chosen to honor Edward Sands Frost of Biddeford, Maine, who, in 1865, was the first to design tin stencils for hooked rug patterns.  One of nine local ATHA chapters in New England, the Maine Tin Pedlar chapter has over 100 members.  It was organized by seven ladies in September 1980 and was the sixth chapter to join ATHA.

ATHA, the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, is an international organization dedicated to promoting interest in rug hooking, provide and exchange ideas and new information about the art of rug hooking and to sponsor educational activities to upgrade and improve the quality of rug hooking. 

Member Resources

Lending Library:
Tips, Terms and How-to Help:
Free Patterns

If you have never been one to include our initials and date while hooking your rugs there’s an interesting technique you might want to try ~ Hidden Signing. Saundra of Woodland Junction did a good post about a new technique from Bev Conway at Cape May Camp.

Cumberland Fair

You must be a member of the Tin Pedlar group to enter the fair under the category: Tin Pedlar

Original Primitive/Wide Cut Patterns ~ for any originally designed piece (ignore Primitive and Wide Cut)
9.801 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: animals
9.802 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: contemporary
9.803 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: floral or fruit
9.804 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: geometric
9.805 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: pictorial
9.806 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: pillow
9.807 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: seasonal
9.812 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: other: 3-dimensional item, stool cover, pocketbook, soft sculpture, coasters, pins, chair pad, mixed media, etc.

9.813 – Tin Pedlar Primitive Rug Hooking original pattern: this number is not being used this year as we are grouping the worm challenge pieces together.

Traditional/Commercial Patterns (including adaptions) ~ for any pattern that was purchased (ignore Traditional)
9.814 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: animals
9.815 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: contemporary
9.816 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: floral or fruit
9.817 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: geometric
9.818 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: pictorial
9.819 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: pillow
9.820 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: seasonal
9.821 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: other: 3-dimensional item, stool cover, pocketbook, soft sculpture, coasters, pins, chair pad, mixed media, etc.

9.822 – Tin Pedlar Rug Hooking commercial pattern: this number is not being used this year.

2020 Cumberland Fair Challenge (coming)


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