"A creative mess is better than tidy idleness."
Welcome! My name is Lorri Scott and I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.
My studio is a somewhat converted two car garage. Slowly over the years I have been making it less and less a concrete floor garage and more an inspirational environment.
Step into my studio single file because it's rather crowded in here. Sorry the entrance is a bit messy because I'm under construction, but this is a good thing and you'll soon agree.
Studio outside where the addition is being built. Slab gets poured in two weeks and after that things will go up fast. My husband is a contractor so it's a blessing and a curse. Good because he can build this for me, a curse because it's unknown how long it will take.
Outdoor set up for indigo dyeing
Looking into the whole picture, try not to be overwhelmed. I had visions of tidying up for the photo shoot but really this is how I work most of the time so I want you to see that.
I'm a fiber artist, mostly designing garments and accessories. I love to color fabric with dye and use all types of dye, natural, fiber reactive, and acid dyes. I was a weaver for over 25 years. It seems weird to say "was" but I haven't woven anything for several years now so I had my 48", 16 harness, AVL production dobby loom taken apart and it is in the storage area in the back part of studio. I shibori dye, vat dye, eco dye print, you name it I'll try it to add color and pattern to fabrics. I teach workshops and sell my wares on vendor days and on Etsy.
Let's continue the tour.
See how congested this area is? When my new addition is added it will become like a giant closet and this space will be free to set up more tables so I will have room to have workshops.
Inspiration I have displayed that is art from friends and acquaintances or antique pieces I've bought. And of course the mountains of vintage laces, doilies, and linens I incorporate into my "wayward threads" garments.
Here's my main work table where I have been eco print dyeing, a technique I learned from India Flint's book "Eco Colour"
My ironing station
Old pressed tin hinged screen I use as background for photos and my dress form with what I'm working on now.
The variety of items I create
I'm so glad you stopped by now have a seat and let's create!
If you don't have time to stay try and join me at Art Unraveled in Phoenix next month or stop by to see me on vendor day in Sept. at Art Is You Petaluma! Or perhaps we can meet next Feb. at An Artful Journey? I won't be teaching but am attending.
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Have a wonderful and creative day!