Established in 2008, Abstract Fiber has been run by Lori and Lew since 2018 in Portland, OR. We make a wide array of brilliantly hand dyed yarn and fibers. As a Black owned business, Lori is also committed to bringing Black history into the yarn and fiber world. 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 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 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.