Rug Hooking Cruise
Get Hooked at Sea!
Come sail away on this rug-hooking getaway, hosted by 207 Creatives, a collaborative group of esteemed rug hookers who joined forces to create this one-of-a-kind rug hooking retreat off the Coast of Maine.
The 2023 Experience
Join us for the next rug hooking adventure on August 20 – 24, 2023 out of Rockland, Maine
We are so pleased to announce that our teacher for Get Hooked at Sea 5 is Rebecca Martin of StoryTeller Wool!
Rebecca Martin is a passionate fiber artist and educator based in Longmont, Colorado. Her studio is filled with all things wool, however rug hooking, both punch needle and traditional, take center stage. She is a certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Instructor and in the process of becoming a McGown Certified Teacher for traditional rug hooking. Rebecca’s creative work and articles have been published in Rug Hooking Magazine and the ATHA magazine. She teaches locally and online and has taught at both the ATHA biennial and the Sauder Village Rug Week. Online lectures for guilds and Rug Hooking Magazine have been an enjoyable way for her to expand her teaching. When not hooking, teaching, or writing, Rebecca can be found hovering over her dye pots, creating rug yarn for her company StoryTeller Wool.
She has prepared an exciting workshop for us, Where the Wind Blows – Embracing the Unexpected in Our Art by Experimenting with Different Tools and Techniques. This experience will include both traditional rug hooking and the option to punch in combination, along with other creative and visually impactful techniques.
Rebecca’s description is:
“There is comfort and security in the known, the planned, the predictable. We see this in our creative lives as we reach for the same tool, favorite colors and materials, and employ known and practiced techniques. For the most part this works for us, so we carry on with the familiar, but this trip isn’t about the familiar, so let us embrace that in our art as well.
When you board the J&E Riggin you are embarking on the unexpected. The daily destinations are dictated by the wind direction. Your clothing choices are influenced by the weather and can change throughout the day. There are expected elements, like a place to sleep and regular meals, but all delightfully unexpected – you are falling asleep in a berth on a 1920s schooner, you are dining on the beach.
As we sail and experience Maine we will explore rug hooking in a new way, with no set destination. Our familiar hooks and wool strips will sail with us, but so will punch needles and yarn. Proddy and quillies will be embraced as we see what creative combinations we can create when we open ourselves to the unexpected. This experience is open to all, seasoned rug hookers and those brand new to the art. Let’s see where the wind blows.”
Here is some of Rebecca’s beautiful work showcasing some of the techniques you’ll have an opportunity to learn:
We are so looking forward to this year’s experience and hope you will join us!
For more details, pricing, and availability visit to 207 Creatives.