Meeting Information

Maine Tin Pedlars are holding another Zoom call to Hook together on Sat., June 13th!

We welcome anyone interested in rug hooking to join us for This Zoom Call to Hook Together

It’s a time to share what we are creating, what’s been happening in our daily lives, ask creative questions, etc.

While the call starts at 9am, please know you can join the call whenever it works for you.

The group that joined the call in May enjoyed their time together until about 2pm. It was extra fun to have May’s scheduled presenter join us for some of the time.

The June zoom will work the same with the interest of those on the call leading to the end of meeting time, but right now we are planning to align with our normal meeting time.


  • Join the Meeting:

  • Meeting ID: 863 3697 3029
  • Passcode: 881039

For those that only have access through phone conference call (without video) here’s your number to call direct:  1 929 205 6099 US (same meeting ID and passcode)

Monthly Program Guide

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)


How Do We Gather?

COVID-19 has certainly impacted many parts of our busy lives. As the Board works on options for ways to stay connected during this time, we need the input of our membership. Please complete this short survey. Your answers will help us direct our energies as we explore ways to stay connected for the forseeable future. …

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