2015-2016 Meeting Schedule

We kick off this busy year with a Celebration!!! Hoping all our members are able to join us for this fun day.

September 12, 2015: 35th Anniversary Celebration

We would like to cordially invite members and rug hooking friends to join us for a celebration of the Founding of the Maine Tin Pedlars 35 years ago. A catered lunch will be served. (Remeber to RSVP)

Speaker: Linda Cortright, Editor of Wild Fibers Magazine

Sidebar: Scapbooks of our history, photos of past exhibits

October 10, 2015: Member Share

A member discussion of early hooking projects. Bring one or a few of your earliest hooking projects to share.

November 14, 2015: “Wooly Mason Jar” Dying

Lucy Richard will present “The Wooly Mason Jar” dye workshop

December 12, 2015: Hook-in and Bingo

Join a membership Hook-in where we will have a Christmas pot luck lunch, play a little wool bingo and just have fun being together.

Sidebar: Hooked Christmas projects

January 9, 2016: Antique Rug Slideshow

Lauri Troutman will be presenting a slideshow of Joseph’s antique rugs. Some of our membership were lucky enough to be able to see many of these rugs first hand when an invitation was extended for us to visit Joseph’s home (2014). It is an incredible collection. Lauri was able to take photos of this incredible collectionat a later visit.

Sidebar: hooked projects of winter scenes

February 6, 2016: Hook-in

Details will be announced later

March 12, 2016: AUCTION!!!

Our annual fundraiser for programs. That means clean out your closets of wool, patterns, books, etc. Always a fun time.

April 9, 2016: Stitches for Rug Hookers

Grace Collette will present a program on Stitches for Rug Hookers. Her presentation will be from 10 – 11 am with a hands on workshop to follow (11:30 am – 3:30 pm). Work will be done on a 9×12 linen sampler using five different stitches.

May 14, 2016: “Humor in Hooked Rugs”

Rose Raymond will lecture and exhibit on “Humor in Hooked Rugs”.

June 11, 2016: Combining Rug Hooking and Rug Braiding

Kris McDermet will speak about her love of combining rug hooking and rug braiding. She will discuss color, texture, embellishments, wet felting and using silk for both hooking and braiding. She will bring many examples of rugs. The group will be able to try their hand at braiding.

Summer Luncheon!!!

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About mainetinpedlars

The Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) shares a common purpose of promoting the art of rug hooking through education, sharing of ideas and group activities.
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2 Responses to 2015-2016 Meeting Schedule

  1. Doreen says:

    Where ,when will the celebration on September  be ?

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Mega® 2, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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