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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.

May Meeting and Update

May 11 is our last regular meeting until September.  Please come and enjoy Grace Collette’s presentation, followed by a workshop making an adorable Lamb Pin ($5.00 for materials).  If you were at the April meeting you probably saw Grace and … Continue reading

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CHALLENGE! The Worm Returns

It’s time to have another CHALLENGE for Tin Pedlars members and the 2019 Cumberland Fair provides the perfect opportunity. We plan to hang the finished challenge pieces on the back wall. The CHALLENGE! …….. You must hook a piece with … Continue reading

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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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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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