Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Welcome to the RPM Fiberworks blog!

We're here to show you a little bit more about who we are and what we do. What do we do? We give unfortunate sweaters a second chance at being fabulous by recycling them into usable yarn again, which we sell at our Etsy shop, rpmfiberworks.etsy.com. We have plots for the future as to other related products, but we're not telling, not just yet.

Who are we? We're Grace and Tom. We live in the lovely Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts with a couple of small, friendly beasts named Neko and Isis.

When not playing with yarn, Grace is an assistant teacher in a grade 2/3 classroom at the fabulous Hilltown Charter School. Quite frankly, she's playing with yarn a fair amount of the time there, as well, and encouraging her students to do likewise. Tom works at a job which shall not be mentioned outside of business hours, but which gives him a chance to ride his classy moped at least twice a day. He doesn't get much chance to play with yarn there or on the moped.

When we go sweater hunting at the thrift store, we check two sections: the sweaters and the records. We've amassed quite the selection of interesting 45s and LPs. At least once a week, we'll share a song from one of these. We'll also generally keep you posted about what's up with the yarn and give you some glimpses into all the things we do to make yarn reusable.

For now, here's some yarn hanging out to dry by the steps up to our apartment. The sharp will notice some that hasn't even hit our virtual shelves. There is so much yet to come.