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What do you know about Crafting in Code?

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    What do you know about Crafting in Code?

    I am intrigued.
    Rumors have been circulating for years about women crafting in codes. I have heard stories of quilts being a code. I have read in a book about women knitting in code as the guillotine was in use.

    What do you all know...or think about people crafting in code? Do you use codes in your work? Where did you find them? Did you invent them...or were they passed down?

    From the little I have read...there is no physical evidence of a code existing.

    Looking forward to reading your opinions.
    Stay well everyone.
    Book Challenge 38/50
    2020 stash busting WTD. 2 YTD. 27

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    I don't think I've ever heard anything about a universal code for knitting, but I have heard of people using morse code to place a message into their work. I would also think braille would lend itself to messages in knitting.
    Linda
    Stasbusting week ending 9/19 WTD = 0 YTD = +160


    "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
    The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost"

    JRR Tolkien

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      #3
      In Dickens' novel "Tale of Two Cities" Madame DeFarge encodes the names of those to be killed in her knitting.

      In WWII, the British War Office forbade the sending knitting patterns for fear they could be code. If I remember correctly, a woman with the French resistance used her knitting to track the trains (or something) in France or maybe Belgium.

      It would be easy enough to knit the Morse code dots and dashes into a knitted piece - and maybe a fun thing to do for a baby blanket, but I think it would be awfully hard to read!!!

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      qfknit

      Awesome articles. Thank you.
      Book Challenge 38/50
      2020 stash busting WTD. 2 YTD. 27

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