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.