About Us

Established in 2008, Abstract Fiber has been run by Lori and Lew since 2018 in Portland, OR. Lori makes a wide array of brilliantly hand dyed yarn and fibers. As a Black owned business, Lori is also committed to bringing Black history and joy into the yarn and fiber world. I am committed to anti-racism/sexism/all the isms with all the progressive values that come with that. We believe that joy, equity and connection are essential for a meaningful life and love getting to share this journey with our diverse network of crafters!

Lori Patterson

Lori is the creative engine behind the business. She’s been knitting since 1990 and spinning since 2013. She brings her love of Black history and teaching to everything she does. Lori finds spiritual sanctuary in the meditative nature of knitting, spinning and dying.

Lew Scholl

Lew is Lori’s husband, ally, and business co-owner. You’ll likely see him packing and shipping orders, coming up with a new gadget to help make production more efficient, or sharing a new pun he just came up with.