vi·ta noun. A biography or résumé.
The man behind the (sewing) machine …
A native born Sedro-Woolleyian, Scott Holmstrom built his clothier talents up from his bootstraps.
His time sewing began in High School, when he was employed at Oliver Hammer Clothes Shop in Sedro Woolley. You can find Scott there today.
His passion grew out of the need for durable and stylish apparel for himself. A natural evolution built his skills and diversity (as well as his fabric connection) as friends approached him with commission requests.
“People like the idea of a locally-crafted item, an item that they can relate to the crafter or even approach the crafter and involve their own style choices—what colors do they want, or what materials do they want. That ownership and unique quality is something people really appreciate and easily connect with. I give it a lot of consideration. This isn’t just a knock-around item; it’s something that will be forever remembered.”
Holmstrom was recently featured on Skagit By Hand, a weekly radio segment about the artisan spirit of Skagit County. The interview starts six minutes in. Enjoy.