Get Hooked at Sea 5

J&E Riggin

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Join us for the next rug hooking adventure on the J&E Riggin 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:




Our trip includes:

  • Ten gourmet meals cooked by a professional chef on the wood burning stove, including a grand all-you-can-eat lobster bake on a beautiful Maine island. Coffee, tea, and most often snacks are available all day in the galley.
  • Four nights aboard the National Historic Landmark Schooner J&E Riggin, sailing Penobscot Bay by day to island hop, go into beautiful Maine villages, or hike. And, there is never seasickness in these protected waters.
  • Inspiring instruction with Rebecca Martin of StoryTeller Wool. No prior hooking or punching experience necessary!
  • All materials needed for your rug hooking project; you just bring your hook and scissors!
  • A hand stamped 207 Creatives canvas zipped tote that contains a brand new hardwood, gripper strip rug hooking frame and an assortment of other gifts.
  • A small surprise gift bag as a token of our appreciation that you joined us for this trip of a lifetime.

This summer’s trip will be August 20th – 24th, boarding the evening of the 20th and back in port before noon on the 24th. The price of the trip is $1795 USD for new sailors and $1695 USD for previous sailors. 

If you would like to bring a cabin-mate who is not participating in the class, they may also join us for $1695 USD.

Payment plans are available! IF you need a more spread-out payment plan than is listed on our registration form, please contact us and we can very likely accommodate it for you.

We are so looking forward to this year’s experience and hope you will join us!

Our last four rug hooking cruises were a huge success, with some guests sharing that the trip was “life changing” or “the trip of a lifetime,” particularly in terms of personal growth, creativity, and stretching their comfort zones in a good way.  Previous teachers were:

Get Hooked at Sea 1 with Maggie Bonanomi

Get Hooked at Sea 2 with Susan L. Feller

Get Hooked at Sea 3 with Hayley Perry

Get Hooked at Sea 4 with Meryl Cook

Ready for more information?  Email us at

You can get a registration form with pricing and payment details on it HERE OR you can reserve your space online right away by clicking HERE.

Don’t miss out on this!  We have only 16 guest spaces and the trip fills quickly.