Rima Day has studied fashion design both in her native Tokyo, Japan and later in New York City. As she pursued a career in fashion, she quickly realized that her joy and passion were found in the technical as well as the creative aspects of couture. She went on to freelance as a custom ballet costumer in New York City and Connecticut for several years.
Eventually, she moved to East Tennessee, where she was introduced to many forms of fiber art and began research into silk worm threads, many different dyeing methods, and quilting techniques and other crafts. After obtaining a degree in studio art, she settled into the Nashville area.