Where I'm teaching, showing art, and/or vending.


Art Retreat in the Desert
Tucson, AZ during the Tucson Bead Show
February 2 -9, 2015

February 2
"Recontructed, Upcycled and Wearable"
Altering unloved shirts into new fun and arty ones!

February 3
"Wayward Blooms"
I am so excited to be teaching this class with Pamela Huntington.  In the morning we will dye silk and other natural fabrics and ribbon with shibori, tie dye, and dye painting techniques with me.  In the afternoon Pamela will show you how to construct wonderful flowers from these dye pieces.

February 4
"Dyer's Record Book"
I will again be co-teaching this class with Pamela.  In the morning we will dye fabrics using a botanical dye and printing method.  In the afternoon these fabrics will be added into making a record book.  You will also be filling a bezel with resin to add to the book cover.

Go to the website for more info and to sign up.

Also check out this delightful video Pamela created about the class!


A Work of Heart
San Jose, CA
February 22, 2015

Botanical Dye Printing.

Students will experiment dye printing with botanicals (leaves, flowers, etc.) and rusted items on a variety of fabrics.  Students can chose either to make a scarf or a journal book.

Sign up here!

Art & Soul Retreat
Portland, Oregon
March 2 - 8, 2015

WHEREable Art 1: The Garden Path
March 4 & 5, 2015

Wander a magical garden path of silk and velvets, finding respite in flowers, water, shade and beauty. This class is a journey through a garden of your own creation, a velvet map of wonders to wear when you need the soft embrace of Mother Nature.

I am looking forward to teaching this two day class with Jill Berry! I will teach A full day of dye techniques on fabrics including scarf blanks to use the following day in Jill's class where she will lead you into creating a WHEREable art scarf!

For more info and sign up here!

March 6

"Affirmation Scarves"
We will dye paint ribbon and fabric strips, rubber stamp images and/or words on muslin fabric strips, adding lace and yarns to create this scarf using water soluble stabilizer and sewing them all together using straight stitching.

For more info and to sign up go here!

Flight of Spirit Gathering Grace
April 18 – 25, 2015
Waimea, Kauai, HI

Join Lorri Scott, Roxanne Evans Stout, and Susan Wooldridge for a spirit of Aloha gathering on the Garden Isle of Kauai.

Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain and has a rich history, unique from the other Islands of Aloha. Aside from the being the wettest place on earth – with an average annual rainfall of 440 inches (over 36.5 feet) – the 553 square mile island of Kauai is complete with deserts, rainforests, beaches, swamps, and mountains.

The literal meaning of Aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life”.  It comes from “alo” meaning presence, front and face and  “ha” meaning breath.  Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect.  It’s deeper meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread love to others.

Walks will be taken as we gather botanicals to use in dye printing fabric and paper with Lorri .  We'll gather our senses as we take note of our surroundings and make plans for collages and books with Roxanne.  Susan will encourage words and writings to come forth that we'll put down on pages. With grace and island magic we'll put it all together in our own personal books to document our flight of spirit.

Lorri Scott is a fiber artist living in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Give her a dyepot and she’ll magically transform silk fabrics, ribbons, and garments into fabulous colors using shibori, resist, vat dye and botanical dye printing techniques.  She is a self taught weaver, dyer, and clothing designer who has been published in Shuttle, Spindle,& Dyepot, Belle Armoire, Somerset Wedding, and Quilting Arts magazines.  Lorri will guide you through dye processes using natural botanical dyestuffs such as leaves and flowers we collect on walks and rusty relics we age.  You will dye fabrics and papers that become the pages in your book.

Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge is a poet and teacher who conducts workshops privately, as well as through Poets and Writers Organization  Her exuberant, critically acclaimed teaching guide, poemcrazy: freeing your life with words, (Random House, 25th printing) helps each of us begin to delight in language.  Susan has a unique way of encouraging words to come forth, helping us ask our hearts, minds and souls to explore who we are, where we come from and where we are going.  Even people who think they can’t write amaze themselves with what spills forth in a safe setting when they are immersed in words. 

“Poems arrive.  They hide in feelings and images, in weeds and delivery vans, daring us to notice and give them form with our words.  They take us to an invisible world where light and dark, inside and outside meet.”  From Susan’s book poemcrazy.

Roxanne Evans Stout is a mixed media artist who has shown and taught her art nationally.  Her newest project is a book with North Light Books that will be out in Spring, 2016!  Roxanne will guide you in creating your own artist book using nature, beautiful collage materials, found objects, hand dyed papers and fabrics that you create with Lorri, and the words and poems that you create with Susan.

The retreat will consist of 8 days and 7 nights on the Westside of Kauai at the Waimea Plantations housed in the Kruse House where all instruction and gatherings will take place.


Sat. April 18         Arrival and welcome dinner in evening
Sun. April 19        Full day of instruction (breakfast and lunch)
Mon. April 20       Full day of instruction (breakfast and lunch)
Tues. April 21       Free day with optional water color class ($45. Fee) 
                              with Marionette Taboniar and/or outing to Polihali Beach
Wed. April 22       Full day of instruction (breakfast and lunch)
Thurs. April 23     Full day of instruction (breakfast and lunch)
Fri. April 24          Free day with option of working on finishing book(s)
                              Evening show and tell
Sat. April 25         We say Aloha and Mahalo

Cost of the retreat is $1275.00 (not including lodging or airfare)

Most supplies will be included.

The Waimea Plantations are located in Waimea on the west side of the island. Lodging at the Waimea Plantations run about $150.00 per night per person.  There are 1 – 5 bedroom cottages with full kitchens and amenities. There is one private bedroom with two beds in the Kruse house available with it’s own private bathroom if you are interested in renting that let Lorri know.  You can make your reservations with Nadine Mier 808-755-9343 or online at
email with questions. 

The airport you fly into is Lihue International.  You will probably want to rent a car. Transportation can be arranged if you need.

Please contact Lorri for a registration form or with any questions at

 See this blogpost here for photos!


Joanne Huffman said...

You are such a good teacher!

Deb said...

You are a great teacher. I enjoyed the class at art unraveled. thanks again

Lisa said...

Love the Affirmation scarves. Wish we lived closer because I would take personal classes! See you at an art retreat soon. Tucson!