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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.

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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Maine Tin Pedlars’ Stonewall Gallery Rug Hooking Exhibit

Part of the Maine Tin Pedlars’ purpose as an active organization and an ATHA chapter, is to promote the art of rug hooking through education, sharing of ideas and group activities. As part of this over the years we have … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate!!!

RSVP requested by September 1 contact Debbie Arcaro, Lauri Troutman or Cheri Nixon directly or email: / comment here or on our Facebook page

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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 … Continue reading

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A Maine Postcard Challenge

May’s meeting saw the completion of this year’s challenge to the group: A Postcard from Maine. (For the few members who could not be present yet participated in the challenge please bring in your challenge mat at the June or … Continue reading

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Fur and Feathers with Jon Ciemiewicz

Jon’s presentation in Feb. 2014 was to walk us thru the process of creating great shading and dimension in our fur or feather rugs. As a side bar members were encouraged to bring in any rugs they had hooked with fur or feathers. … Continue reading

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Finishing and Framing Workshop with Beverly Mulcahy

Beverly joined us in April 2014 to demonstrate different finishing techniques that she has used over the years to finish hooked pieces. Following will be a compilation of the tips I picked up during the presentation. When using a binding start by … Continue reading

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A Maine Postcard Challenge Mat Story

Usually the posts here are about presenters and information shared or very simple sharing of information on upcoming events. Today, I’m going to write a personal experience story in the hopes it might encourage some others to follow through with their Maine Postcard challenge mat. … Continue reading

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Annual Auction

Start by picking up a colorful bidding paddle –  Then spend some time checking out what has been donated……

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