Meeting Information

We welcome anyone interested in rug hooking to join us.

Second Sat. of the month / Sept. through May  

Blue Point Congregational Church,

236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04070 – 2055


Doors Open: 9am

Meeting begins: 9:30am – Business meeting and event updates

10:00 am – Presentations begin. Presentations usually scheduled for 1 hour.

Bring your lunch! Stay and hook together until 2pm.

Morning beverages and snacks are provided by meeting hostesses. Please  bring your own covered mug or cup.

Please bring a snippet container for your cuttings.

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)


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