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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.

Dec. Sale!

The Tin Pedlars have receive a variety of generous donations over the years. Recently we received materials from an individual who had a shop. The monies raised by the sale of these materials will be used in support of our … Continue reading

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Celebrate 40 years for ATHA

ATHA has invited all chapters to hook a Birthday cake to celebrate them reaching their 40th year. The celebration will be in Denver at the 2019 Biennial Rug show. We will be celebrating together enjoying carrot cake and joining our … Continue reading

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Free Patterns to Share

At the Oct. meeting the following 3 patterns were shared with the group. These patterns are free to use. If you are looking to print any of these patterns off you can find them in the Tin Pedlar Google Drive: … Continue reading

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Cashmere People Yarns

These attending the Oct. 13th meeting of the Tin Pedlar of Maine were treated to an engaging presentation by Casey Ryder, owner of PortFiber, 50 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101, on Cashmere People Yarns. Casey shared how she became involved in … Continue reading

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2018 Cumberland Fair Exhibition

It’s that time of year again when we are getting ready to begin our monthly meetings and programs. That also means it’s time to get together our hooked items to exhibit in the 2018 Cumberland Fair! To exhibit items within the … Continue reading

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Mug Rug Workshop 5/12

We just found out that there is an opportunity for members to take a short workshop on Saturday 5/12 with Doug in addition to his talk. They would be working on a pattern of 4 mug rugs which I believe … Continue reading

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  2018 Two-day workshop with Ania Knap

               Two-day workshop with Ania Knap, September 7 and 8, 2018 Many members expressed an interest in a two-day workshop with Ania after seeing her  poppy piece hooked with torn strips and background of … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings

The weather might have keep some from joining us, but those present enjoyed this day of friendship and want to pass along greetings for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year! Our annual December Holiday meeting meant homemade soups … Continue reading

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My Personal Take-away from Ania Knap’s Presentation

Before I share the notes I took during Ania Knap’s presentation to the Tin Pedlars at our Nov. ’17 meeting, I want to thank her for allowing me to take (to share here) whatever photos I wanted of the many … Continue reading

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Loretta Scena’s Doll Brooch Workshop

October has the Tin Pedlars hosting Loretta Scena, from New York, when she presents a short talk and following workshop. Those that wish to make doll brooch similar to those pictured above will join Loretta in our separate workshop room. … Continue reading

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