Tag Archives: Frieda Grotjahn

VIVA ~ The Perfect Saint Peter’s Fiesta Accessory!

Saint Peter's Fiesta Viva ©Kim Smith 2014 Alexandra's bread -2Durable, practical, fun, and cololorful–I can’t decide which of Frieda Grotjahn’s Fiesta designs I like better, VIVA or the Greasy Pole–both would be wonderful fun to own! All Again and Again bags are made of recycled sailcloth. 

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Again and Again Fiesta bags are available at their design studio, located at 195 East Main Street and at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester. See previous GMG posts about Again and Again: Shopping Local ~ Again and Again Saint Peter's Fiesta Viva ©Kim Smith 2014 Alexandra's bread copy

Thank You Frieda Grotjahn…I Love my new Again & Again Tote Bag!



Frieda owner of Again & Again, used art work straight form the pages of my Cookbook “Gifts Of Gold In a Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia, Harvest”, to custom designed a “Sista Felicia” tote bag made from recycled sail cloth. 


I absolutely love my new “Gifts Of Gold Tote Bag…Thank you for all the special book details you included, and the clear inside pocket is awesome! 




Again & Again tote bags are durable, functional, and fun!  Fredida and her staff will work directly with you to customize a bag to suit your specific needs.  The patterns they can create are endless.  Again & Again Bags are awesome for the beach and boat, and make great gifts, for all occasions!  Visit their website http://www.againnagain.com/, or stop by the store on 195 East Main Street, Gloucester and check out their ready made collection!




Shopping Local ~ Again and Again

Again and Again ©Kim Smith 2013Again and Again -2 ©Kim Smith 2013Looking for a last minute gift idea? Again and Again, located in East Gloucester Square at 195 East Main Street, has a fantastic selection of bags in every size and shape, including totes, messenger bags, and handbags. My daughter Liv can attest to the fact that Again and Again bags never die. She has used her tote countless times in her travels and whenever I see it in use, hers is stuffed to the gills. Stop in and say hello to Frieda, Beth, and Regina and do some local, and locally-made, Christmas shopping!

Frieda Grotjahn Again and Again ©Kim Smith 2013Frieda Grotjahn

Beth Chiancola Again and Again ©Kim Smith 2013Beth Chiancola

Regina Loiacano Again and Again ©Kim Smith 2013Regina Loiacano

Again and Again -4 ©Kim Smith 2013Visit Again and Again’s website for more information on their recycled sails repurposed into memorable bags and gifts.

Previous GMG posts about Again and Again:

Again and Again GMG Messenger Bag Slide Show

Again and Again 2010 Sailbag Auction To Benefit GHS Sailing Pics

Again and Again -3 ©Kim Smith 2013

Miss Massachusetts Again & Again!

You’ve seen palm trees, convertibles & movie starlets on Hollywood Boulevard, but have you ever seen a giant red lobster on a dress made from recycled sails? It isn’t Lady Gaga, but a collaboration between Frieda Grotjahn of Again & Again Recycled Sailbags and mother/daughter pair, Charlotte & Daphne Papp, of Annisquam. This November, Charlotte will travel to Anaheim, CA to represent Massachusetts in the National American Miss Pageant, where one of her outfits will have a style that is distinctly Gloucester.

For the casual wear portion of the competition, Charlotte will wear a one of a kind dress made from two recycled sails: a white spinnaker & a red spinnaker. Her mother, Daphne, approached Frieda about the project, as the self-proclaimed “pageant mother” thought it would be a clever re-use of a material frequently identified with Massachusetts. And the lobster? Not only is it a Massachusetts icon, it’s also a bold red graphic that complements the bright scarlett hat and shoes that Charlotte will wear, on Hollywood Boulevard.

Charlotte, 20, is currently a sophomore at the College of Wooster in Ohio, where she is studying to become a Broadcast Journalist. She also plays Division 1 Lacrosse.

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Heidi Wakeman and Frieda Grotjahn -Again and Again 2010 Design Your Own Handbag Contest

The contest which is free to enter and money raised through the auction of your cleverly designed sailbag goes directly to supporting the GHS Sailing program which gets Gloucester kids out on Gloucester harbor for no cost to them.

Frieda’s Again and Again shop makes bags from recycled sails.  Instead of these sails clogging up landfills they are put to good use as gorgeous and functional bags made from this durable and water repellant material.  You can learn more about the design your own sailbag contest in the video we made coming tomorrow

Heidi Writes-

Once again, Again & Again is hosting a Design Your Own Handbag Contest & Silent Auction to benefit the Gloucester High School Sail Team.  This year we are partnering with Cape Ann Art Haven.

Pick up your materials pack at either Again & Again, located at 195 E.Main St. Gloucester, or Cape Ann Art Haven, located at 18OB Main St. Gloucester.

Deadline for submissions is JULY 26.

There will be a Silent Auction & Party on JULY 29 at Art Haven.

Questions? Email Heidi at againandagaincontest@gmail.com








GMG Q&A Frieda Grotjahn From Again And Again

Frieda started Again and Again, a shop that makes designer handbags out of recycled sails.  You can visit her website here

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

I can not believe it almost 9 years.
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
All the seasons are my favorite, or do you really would like to miss the green in the spring, going to the beach in the summer or and rowing in the harbor;putting a warm sweater on and enjoying the colors from the leaves in fall and the winter, ice cold but see the sky, it is perfectly blue.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

We are so lucky that we can live here, there are sooooo many spots..
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
My house
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
The Last Stop

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Defenetly Duckworth
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
I do not have one

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Morning Glory, to sit outside in the summer

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?


In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

Viginia Lee Burton

Which is your favorite local beach?

Niles Beach and Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

right now: Off the Charter

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

I like both

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?


What is your favorite local band?

I do not have one

Thanks, Joey

Again and Again Inc Workspace Pic

Another workspace photo from Freida Grotjahn’s Again and Again Inc. This is exactly how my workshop would look if I produced cool bags made from recycled sailcloth.

Again and Again, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Again and Again is located at 195 East Main Street. Freida’s website with contact info is

www.againnagain.com Tell her you saw her bags on the blog.

Again and Again

The last in the series of bags made of recycled sails at Freida Grotjahn’s Again and Again in East Gloucester Square.  Right next to Duckworth’s Bistrot.  Don’t forget your Sustainable Cape Ann “Where The Locals Go” coupon.  Again and Again, originally uploaded by captjoe06.