Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California, non-profit Arts Organization

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reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities."



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Lorri Scott


26275 Loma Prieta Way ~ Los Gatos , CA .  95033 ~ (408) 353-1609

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Dyed scarves


Wayward Thread Stole & Detail


Hand-woven Swing Jacket

Dyed scarf Detail

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Hand-woven Vest


Dyed scarf

Lorri A. Scott

Wayward Thread Stole

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NEWS!  Lorri has a technique article published in the 2006 March/April issue of Belle Armoire magazine published by

Stampington & Company


Artist's Statement

I was asked when my interest in weaving began.   My answer was 1976 when I began weaving off loom pieces on bicycle hoops and wooden frames.  But later when I thought about this I remembered weaving tons of potholders on one of those metal frame looms when I was a girl.  I loved making color patterns with them.

I wasn’t introduced to a real loom until adulthood and I didn’t obtain my first loom until 1983.  It was the same year I moved to Nova Scotia with my husband to be.  We crated up the loom to ship, I stocked up on “how to” weaving books and lots of yarn. For the next 5 months I taught myself how to weave.

Next I discovered dyeing.  I loved being able to create interesting color patterns by painting yarns rather than exploring complex weave structures.  Dye painting is more closely related to watercolor and lends itself to surprises, which intrigue me more than exact color reps that are counted on.

My process for creating a garment is to begin primarily with silk threads, color them with a warp painting method, thread the loom and weave my fabrics.  I also dye commercial fabrics to use for linings, seam finishes, and trim.

My technique for dyeing scarf blanks and fabrics is called “arashi shibori”.  It’s a Japanese process where the fabric is wrapped around a pole with string and scrunched to create resist patterns and then applied with dye.  Sometimes I freehand paint.

I use fiber reactive dyes as well as natural dyestuffs.  I love creating colors and coordinating handwovens with my dyed and printed fabrics to make one-of-a-kind, unique garments and accessories.

I have expanded my repertoire to include dye painted and devore velvets, as well as hand sewn “wayward threads” scarves and stoles, dyeing silk ribbons to incorporate along with felting techniques.

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