About the Yarn
The idea for ReStitch Yarn came from a bunch of places–what to do with t-shirts I loved and could no longer wear, my sister-in-law opening a yarn store, my love for crafty things and craftiness, and my little obsession with being light on the Earth.
I started cutting up old things and knitting with them. During this period of experimentation, I lived in a shack with no electricity, never mind the internet. When it finally dawned on me to search “t-shirt yarn,” I discovered it wasn’t necessarily a new idea. But it wasn’t really a big idea either…
So I kept on…making more yarn, writing a little pattern here and there, the logo happened one day, the website finally started coming together, and here you have it! My goal with ReStitch is to save unnecessary “waste” from piling up while creating something funky and cool, versatile and useful, lovely and inspiring.
Shirts come from all over the place, friends cleaning out closets, thrift stores, collection bins, and people generously hoarding them for me. The abundance of white, grey, and light colored Ts has necessitated hand-dying which I love and can’t wait to do more of. Other objects, such as the ever-present orange bags, have motivated the creation of orange bag yarn–beautiful mesh yarn. Yarn possibilities seem to materialize often, and I’m only limited by my ability to keep up with these ideas. And on it goes! Happily!
I feel like I’ve talked about myself too much as this point, but if you really want more…I live and work in an off the grid house I built with my super-cool dude, Rob Mac. Love the house, love the dude. I love Maine, running, skiing, traveling, knitting, reading, writing, and swearing (sorry, mum). I like expensive whiskey and cheap beer (again, sorry mum:). I love my girlfriends, my family, my dog, and my cat. I love making my own everything. I love watching and helping ideas, plants, and people grow. During the day, I’m a freelance web and graphic designer for micro and small businesses–a job I love and can’t get enough of. There’s lots more that I love about living in and being a part of this big ol’ goofy world, but you get the idea.