Category Archives: Presenters

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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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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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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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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Shading a Leaf with Casserole Dyed Wool by Cindy Duade

I’m a self-taught rug hooker, no time yet for classes, rug camps, etc. Learning new or fine tuning my skills happens from workshops offered at our monthly meetings. Wish I had known if I would be at the May meeting. … Continue reading

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Who is Ellen Sullivan?

It’s never good when you look forward to an activity you need to travel to and are greeted by a driveway of ice and nasty rain. That’s what happened for many of our members on Jan. 11th. For those that … Continue reading

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Holiday Pot Luck 2013

The Tin Pedlars love their Pot Luck meetings. We often celebrate regathering after the summer months with a Pot Luck, but the Dec. meeting is the perfect time for celebrating our mutual interest in rug hooking and the friendships developed … Continue reading

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Rose Ann Hunter

At our Nov. meeting Rose Ann Hunter presented on Heirloom Rug Techniques Traditional Rug Making 1790-1850 As her site mentions, Ruth Ann was chosen in 2005 as craftperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village. She lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout … Continue reading

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Molas with Norma Batastini

(my thoughts – Deb A.) When I heard our program this year included a presentation on Molas I was surprised. I knew a little about Molas having made some paper ones as part of summer art projects with my child … Continue reading

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