Category Archives: textiles

Coding Resistance (or: How WWII prisoner stays sane with needlework)

Hi, all! I just stumbled upon this great article about a British soldier in a Nazi prisoner camp during World War II! The soldier, Major Alexis Casdagli, used embroidery to while away his time in captivity. Since Nazi guards watched … Continue reading

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Word-Worthy Women: Relearning the (inclusive) Lingerie Biz

Welcome back to Word-Worthy Women! Do you know these designers who are remaking the lingerie world? You will in a moment! This week, I present you with designer-businesswomen that have recently expanded “nude” lingerie. Ade Hassan of Nubian Skin, Erin … Continue reading

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Well-knit codes

A colleague here sent around this cool article about WWI and WWII spies who used knitting to code observations for the Resistance. It seems unlikely to me that a lot of knitters went to the trouble to learn codes in … Continue reading

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