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Mother of Purl


Lauren McElroy runs home-based Mother of Purl in “rural Wisconsin, the occupied land that is the traditional and ancestral home of the oceti sakowin, ho-chunk, sauk and meskwaki peoples.” Lauren’s website says, “I am designing and knitting every day. I am dyeing wool and spinning daily. I am sharing my unique perspective on knitwear design and offering it to the world. Being someone with an intersection of many identities, it is important that my artwork is for the liberation of all oppressed people and the uplifting of my ancestors.” Lauren processes the fleeces, hand-dyes the yarn, and hand-spins each skein.

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