My name is Lori and I’m the dyer and owner of Abstract Fiber. I create intense colors with hand painted skeins of yarn and hanks of fiber, one at a time.
I have a formula for each colorway but each one is its own work of art. One day there may be a little more blue, another day more purple, you never know. That’s the thing about independent dyers, even though we have a list of colorways, no two pieces are exactly the same. That’s what sets us apart from “Big Wool” that crank out massive dye lots with the same color over and over. While these colors are great for making a solid color sweater, for example, you could add a skein of Abstract Fiber for the yoke! There’s enough color for everyone to go around.
We offer yarns in fingering, DK and worsted weight. We have small batches of lace and bulky weights, too. Most of our spinning fibers have a little bit of silk. The crowd favorite, Mixed Merino Silk, is made up of 40% Merino/40% SW Merino/20% silk. It’s super soft and a joy to spin, you’ll get addicted! We also have 75% BFL/25% silk, 60% Targhee/20% bamboo/20% silk, 50% Merino/50% silk as well as Camel Silk and Yak Silk. Other fibers are also available and we are always on the lookout to expand our fibers and yarns.
These colors are made in my garage-turned-studio at my house in Portland, Oregon. My husband is so clever, he built me shelves and a dye table and even a sink! Now my commute is only a few steps away. When I’m not dyeing, I’m knitting, spinning and teaching online for my local university.
You can find all our fabulous colors at our website, abstractfiber.com, at a fiber festival in the Pacific Northwest (sign up for the newsletter to find out about our next event) or at your local yarn store. Not at your store? We offer our fibers wholesale so let the owner know about us. Follow us on Instagram @abstractfiber or on Facebook at Abstract Fiber or on Ravelry at AbstractFiberPdx.